2012 BLT Founders’ Award

Kris ClarkPresented to Kris Clark

who embodies the spirit of environmental stewardship and community activism.


A Chicopee native and resident of West Barnstable since 1983, Kris has been involved with shellfish propagation since 1988. She worked for 13 years as a shellfish propagation technician in the Town’s Natural Resources Department, where she initiated outreach programs such as Clamming Class for Kids and adults. In 2009, Kris became the Shellfish Farm Manager for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, enjoying the privilege of learning about the Tribe’s culture and deep connection to the natural environment.

Kris is an ardent community activist and eager volunteer. Her many civic responsibilities include chairperson of the Town’s Land Acquisition and Preservation Committee of which she has been a member since its inception in 2005, member of the Town’s Open Space Committee, former member of the Town’s Shellfish Committee & Task Force, past co-chair of River Day, serving as coordinator of the event from 1997-2010. Kris is also a former BLT volunteer and board member. She has served as chair of the West Barnstable Village Festival since 1997 and is a past president and current board member of the West Barnstable Village Association.


Barnstable Land Trust annually honors an individual, organization, business or governmental organization who has acted in the spirit of our Founders. The award is given “for having the vision to empower the people of Barnstable to preserve the essence of Cape Cod – its open spaces and natural resources, wetlands, woodlands and wildlife.”