2007 BLT Founders’ Award

Lee DavisPresented to Lee Davis

for his pioneering efforts and advocacy for the protection of Cape Cod’s precious resources.


Lee Davis has been described by those who know him as “a consistent soldier on behalf of conservation on Cape Cod,” and “a man ahead of the times…someone who was engaged in the conservation movement before it became fashionable.”

Lee certainly is an environmental pioneer. In 1965, he became the first executive director of the Cape Cod Junior Museum (now the Museum of Natural History) in Brewster. In 1972, Lee was named manager of the Ashumet Holly Audubon Reservation in East Falmouth. He has been active in the Cape Cod Conservation District since 1970. He was also involved with the Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod (now the Association to Preserve Cape Cod) before its incorporation, and was a board member of the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissioners during its early years.

In addition, Lee has always donated his time to community activities. He is a former Scout leader, member of the board of the Museum of Natural History, and a Barnstable Town Meeting representative.



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.”