A Legacy for Jed Wright
On October 6, 2017 the conservation community in Maine lost an inspiring leader and conservation partner. In addition to his many accomplishments on the ground in Maine, Jed was instrumental to the 10th Annual Private Lands Partners Day held in Bangor, Maine last year.
On June 7th of this year friends, family and conservation colleagues gathered at Maine Audubon in Falmouth, Maine. The turnout was much greater than expected, which is reflective of the impact Jed had on the diverse group of individuals and organizations that care about Maine’s natural resources, particularly its rivers.
At the ceremony, Jed was granted the Superior Service Award of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Additionally, the Jed Wright Fellowship for River Health was established to benefit students that reflect some of Jed’s core values: Rivers, Partnerships, Innovation, Urgency and People.