Date: 4/25/18 3:33 pm From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Scott Melvin Memorial Fund - NHESP
Scott Melvin, former Senior Zoologist with the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, was an internationally recognized leader in Piping Plover conservation. For over 30 years, Scott led the Commonwealth’s efforts to protect Piping Plovers.
The Massachusetts Outdoor Heritage Foundation<http://massoutdoorheritage.org/>worked with the Natural History and Endangered Species Program to establish the Scott Melvin Memorial Fund Fund to honor Scott’s memory and his enduring contributions to wildlife conservation. Funds will be used to advance coastal waterbird conservation, in particular by providing plover and tern internship opportunities and small research grants to graduate students entering the field.