Ermine Watkins Lovell was born in 1905 on a farm outside of Richmond, Virginia. She met her husband, Hollis Lovell and was married in 1929. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Falmouth and set up housekeeping on the Lovell’s Ten Acre Farm in Davisville, East Falmouth.

In 1935 Mrs. Lovell started her real estate business and the contacts provided her with the means to push for her vision of saving environmentally sensitive areas of Upper Cape Cod.

In 1960 Mrs. Lovell established the Salt Pond Committee of the Massachusetts Audubon Society and became its president. In 1962, this organization was incorporated as a non-profit organization, Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries, Inc.. She tirelessly solicited land owners for donations of ponds and marshlands for preservation and publicly and privately advocated the underground placement of utilities.

Ermine Lovell was a strong community leader with a clear vision of the future. The trustees of Salt Pond are dedicated to seeing that her goals for the preservation of open space in Falmouth continue to be their top priority.

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Barrie W. Murray

Vice President:
Melissa Beford

Jim Lloyd

Joseph Martyna

Executive Director:
Katharine M. Taylor

Board of Trustees

Melissa Beford Michael McGrath
Hilary Davis Barrie W. Murray
Paul Glynn Francesca Parkinson
Betsy Heald Emily Peacock
David Lawrence Paul Sellers
Jim Lloyd Katharine M. Taylor
Joseph Martyna James H. Tietje

Land Steward:

Denny Williams

Committee Directors

Francesca Parkinson & David Lawrence

Emily Peacock

Jim Lloyd

Joseph Martyna

Bourne Farm:
Katharine M. Taylor

Barrie W. Murray

Public Relations:   
Katharine M. Taylor

Katharine M. Taylor

Community Outreach:
Jim Lloyd