April 17, 2021

Death Announced of George Moore, Lyme Land Trust Director Emeritus

George Moore

LYME — The death of Lyme Land Trust Director Emeritus George Moore has been announced by Lyme Land Trust Executive Director Kristina White.

In an email sent March 25 to Lyme Land Trust members and friends, White states with “deep regret” that Mr. Moore, “… passed away recently.”

She notes, “He leaves behind his wife, Rosemary, two sons, John and Chris, daughter Joanna and their families. George and Rosemary were planning to move shortly to Chester Village, and Rosemary is living there now.”

Commenting that, “George’s love of Lyme and its people will always be remembered. He gave his time to something he deeply believed in and dedicated his last 17 years to making the Land Trust what it is today.”

White gives a history of Mr. Moore’s involvement in the Lyme Land Trust, explaining, “He was elected to the Land Trust Board as a volunteer Director in 2003. In 2007, he was elected Board President, and in 2013 the Board appointed him as its first Executive Director. Through his vision and effective management, George has helped transform the Lyme Land Trust into one of the most active and successful in the state.”

She says, “Among his many accomplishments – in addition to the day-to-day management of the Land Trust – are:

  • building the Land Trust’s membership to comprise half the households in Lyme; assisting in acquiring numerous preserves, including Chestnut Hill, Walbridge Woodlands, Banningwood and Brockway-Hawthorne;
  • assisting with securing the coveted national accreditation from the Land Trust Alliance;
  • initiating the President’s Circle, composed of the Land Trust’s most generous supporters;
  • arranging for the production of the PBS film on the Land Trust and conservation in Lyme, as well as its sequel, The Rest of the Story (both of which can be viewed at lymelandtrust.org);
  • organizing and managing our highly successful annual fundraiser, a regionally recognized, fun and scenic biking event for all ages and abilities: the Tour de Lyme.”

White concludes, “In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Land Trust, the Board elected George as its first Director Emeritus and named a nine-mile loop in four Preserves, The George and Rosemary Moore Trail, Rosemary having been a great help to George in all of his Land Trust activities.”

There will be a private family service held at a future date.

To send condolences: Rosemary Moore, Chester Village West, Chester, CT 06412.

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