The Wyndham Land Trust is greatly saddened to announce the passing of trustee emeritus and long-time champion, Benjamin D. Williams III.
Few others can match Ben's legacy, who led the Wyndham Land Trust for decades with passion, good humor and steadfast dedication. His years of commitment to land protection are readily apparent in the quiet woodland trails and unspoiled landscapes that are so beloved by our community today and which will delight and nurture generations to come.
We acknowledge the sorrow brought by his passing and seek to celebrate and honor the wisdom and enthusiasm Ben brought to land protection efforts in our area. To recognize his incredible contribution to conservation work in Windham County, we have established the Ben Williams Legacy Conservation Fund, which will be used to protect space for people and wildlife to grow and thrive--the places that mattered so much to Ben. It is our intent to honor Ben's vision for years to come through proactive land protection work in Northeastern Connecticut.
The Wyndham Land Trust Board is truly thankful to Ben, our land protection champion, and pledge to continue his generous legacy.
“But most of all I shall remember the monarchs, that unhurried westward drift of one small winged form after another, each drawn by some invisible force.”
- Rachel Carson, in a letter to Dorothy Freeman, Sept. 10, 1963.