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News: Remembering a Stowe Land Trust Friend

Jack at Stowe Land Trust’s annual golf tournament in 2003.

Jack, President of the SLT Board, with the Crawford family and SLT Executive Director Kathleen Fitzgerald in 2002.

Jack Patten, former Stowe Land Trust Board President and longtime volunteer, passed away peacefully at home on February 12, 2021.

Jack believed in giving back.

Joining the Stowe Land Trust Board of Directors in 2000, he went on to make countless contributions to the organization during his term of service. Jack always had insightful observations to share at monthly board meetings, an ability to ask difficult questions, and an unwavering dedication to preserving Stowe’s natural beauty.

During his five-year tenure, SLT conserved twelve properties; the beloved Adams Camp, Pinnacle Meadow, Crawford Forest and Bingham Falls among them. His strong leadership, enthusiasm and depth of knowledge left a lasting impression on the organization. Most recently he brought his grace and style to the Stowe Land Trust Golf Tournament, an annual fundraiser for the Land Trust hosted by Lee and Alice Spencer.

We will miss his positive presence in our community. His love of the land will endure for future generations because of the generous and thoughtful ways he contributed to Stowe Land Trust.

Thank you, Jack!

A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at a later date. The family suggests contributions to Copley Hospital or Stowe Land Trust.