Committee Chairs

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  • Trails Crew Chair organizes work crews that meet weekly, prioritizing tasks which include trash detail, trail blazing, brush removal, trail obstacle monitoring, and erosion control.
  • The Webmaster monitors and maintains the SGPA web and arranges for host space and online document storage.
  • The Land Acquisition Chair monitors and reports the availability of properties contiguous to the park for possible acquisition, negotiates with property owners for sale of properties, and works with the State of CT on transferring acquired land to the State.
  • The Butterfly Garden Coordinator works under direction of the Environmental Stewardship Committee, consults with members of Butterfly Garden Committee in order to assess the needs of the garden as it grows, recruit volunteers and organize volunteer activities in the garden, such as weeding, watering, planting and transplanting, keeps and inventory of plants and lists of wildlife seen in the garden, and provides periodic reports to the Board of Directors.
  • The Community Outreach Chair works with other Board members and committees to publicize events and programs, and to share information of possible interest to the public via online forums and social media. The chair also works with teachers and others organizations to promote the Giant hosting information tables at various local venues.
  • The Environmental Stewardship Chair informs and educates members of the Board and the public regarding environmental issues affecting Sleeping Giant, oversee subcommittees for various projects such as invasive plant control and the butterfly garden, brings forward suggestions to the Board for projects to protect and enhance the biodiversity of the Park, and sets up a schedule for monthly invasive plant removal and directs the crew of volunteers.
  • The Giant News Editor solicits informational and artistic contributions for triannual editions of the Association’s newsletter, proofs and edits articles as appropriate, and oversees the professional layout, printing, and mailing of the newsletter.
  • The Archivist/Historian files materials of long-term value in the archives (minutes, reports, etc.), reports on findings of historical importance relating to the Giant, and provides historical context for Board deliberations and activities.
  • The Membership Chair organizes the annual membership mailing, processes membership returns, updates and maintains the membership database, and reports regularly to the Board on membership issues.
  • The Merchandise Manager operates the Trading Post and manages the storage facility, fills and mails orders, renews stock as needed, proposes and supervises the design and sale the new items, and keeps records of Trading Post activity.
  • The Hiking Committee Chair plans and organizes, with the Hiking Committee, the series of guided hikes planned for spring, fall, and winter; attends all hikes; and with accompanying committee members monitors the safety and activity of those attending the hike.
  • The Park Naturalist is a scientist who consults with the Association on matters pertaining to natural history of and in the Park.
  • The Projects Coordinator recruits groups and individuals for projects, brings prospective projects to the Board for consideration, coordinates projects with the Park Manager and/or Maintainer, oversees works in progress, and publicizes completed projects.
  • Giant-Master Co-ordinator manages the Giant Masters’ Program.