Matt Markot of Harrison, left, has been hired as the new executive director of Loon Echo Land Trust, taking over for Thom Perkins, right. Most recently, Markot supported the organization’s stewardship and conservation easement programs, in addition to organizing the 2018 Loon Echo Trek. He also worked as a part-time consultant through Sebago Clean Waters to support Loon Echo and Western Foothills land trusts. Perkins was executive director from 2016-18 and will assist Markot in organizational management during the transition. For information about membership or upcoming events, go to, call 207-647-4352, or drop by the office at 8 Depot St., Suite 4, in Bridgton.

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