Article & Web Site by Leanne M.
A few days ago two
other students and I had the great pleasure of interviewing Ms. Diane Eadie.
She's a kind and enthusiastic lady that lives in Kingston, NH. Diane plays
a big role in the town: she's currently the chairman of the conservation
commission, she's on the town planning board, is the project coordinator
for land preservation, and is also on the state level lakes conservation
commission. She dedicates her time to making sure land is being used properly,
as well as being restored. This is the work of a lady who cares about her
town and the living environment it holds.
Diane started after
high school by attending Syracuse University and also New York State University.
She began by majoring in Chemistry and minoring in music, as well as receiving
her masters in psychology. Along with those she attended a work study program
in social work.
Diane has been the
chairman of the conservation commission for twenty years, having served almost
seven terms. Each term served is three years long. There is no voting involved
to be the chairman, a selectman appoints him or her. Ms. Eadie hasn't had
any competition for her spot, however. Some of the jobs included with being
the chariman of the conservation commission includes helping people fill out
application forms need to be able to build certain things, an example
of this would be a man- made pond.Anything that may effect the land needs
Diane also attends
one meeting once a month, monitors land use, and makes sure the land boundaries
are marked properly, "That's the fun part because you can just go out and
walk the land," says Diane.
Her biggest project
at the moment is preserving land at Pow Wow River. This river runs through
Long Pond and Kingston Lake. The commission has bought soem property rights,
but it's hard to be sure all the land will be preserved. This is due to the
tightly packed neighborhoods all the Pow Wow River.
Although Diane likes
her job, she says, "try to stay out of jobs that don't have something creative
ao new day to day."
In doing this she
makes sure her job stays intriquing to her. "originally I was thinking I'd
like to be a forest ranger," says Diane after thinking for a moment.
Diane is interested
in getting more involved in enviromental education, workshops, and in training
people so she can share her knowledge. She thinks it would be a great idea
to start an ecology program in the Sanborn Regional school systems.