Remembering our founder

Linda Loring, A Woman of Vision

It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we inform you that our founder, Linda Loring, died on September 10, 2019 at the age of 99. Linda was a woman of vision; an avid animal lover and land conservationist, her passing marks the end of an era. She had a special connection to Nantucket and particularly cherished the area around the North Head of Long Pond. Beginning in 1957, with an eye on keeping the area from being developed, she purchased land, one parcel at a time, between Eel Point and Madaket Roads. Eventually, she connected these parcels into an impressive 270-acre contiguous tract which, because of her vision, will remain in perpetuity a wildlife sanctuary for the plants and animals she treasured. As the founder of the Linda Loring Nature Foundation, we will strive to continue her legacy and connect people of all ages and backgrounds to the unique natural landscapes found on Nantucket. For more information on our founder and history click the link below.

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At the Linda Loring Nature Foundation, we promote environmental literacy through research, education, and stewardship empowering our community to develop a sense of place by deepening their connection to the natural world. 



LLNF strives to be a premier research facility and living laboratory focusing on our 108 acres of open space.

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LLNF is dedicated to environmental education and connecting people of all ages and backgrounds to nature.

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LLNF works to protect the rare and unique habitats of Nantucket through hands-on stewardship. 

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