Sunapee Environmentalist/Writer Eliassen is Forest Society Secretary

Midge Eliassen, Sunapee, is now the secretary for the Board of Trustees of the Forest Society.

Eliassen has served on the Board since 2007, and also serves on the organization’s Outreach Committee.

She is active in the Lake Sunapee Protective Association and is currently that group’s newsletter editor and its former president. And she has a long history in the community, having chaired the Sunapee Zoning Board of Appeals and serving as a member of the town’s School Board Committee.

Eliassen has a BA from Smith College and an MS from Columbia University. She is a self-employed writer whose work has appeared in many local, regional, and statewide publications, including Forest Notes and Soo-Nipi magazines.

Other recently elected Forest Society officers include Goffstown resident Carolyn Benthien, who will serve as chair; Stephens Fowler from Hanover as vice chair; and Hancock resident Leonard “Hunt” Dowse as treasurer.

The Protection of New Hampshire Forests is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit land conservation organization. .

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