Levick to lead local Land Trust – January 2023

Norfolk County, ON (January 12, 2023)

Rick Levick of Long Point is the new Executive Director of the Long Point Basin Land
Trust following the resignation of Kristyn Richardson, who will be joining the Nature
Conservancy of Canada as the Program Director for Southwestern Ontario.

Rick is well known in the local community for his decade-long effort to make the Long
Point Causeway safer for wildlife and for serving as president of both the Long Point
Biosphere Region and the Long Point Bay Anglers Association. He was also the
founder and executive director of a national charitable organization and has served as a
director of several non-profit organizations. Prior to that, Rick had a long career in public
relations and government.

“We are delighted that Rick has come on board to lead the Land Trust as it expands its
land acquisitions, stewardship projects and programs to foster greater public
appreciation of the tremendous biodiversity, rare species of plants and animals and
varied natural habitats found within the Long Point basin.”, said Peter Carson, co-
founder and president of the LPBLT. “Rick’s expertise in non-profit management,
communications skills and contacts within the local conservation community will help
the Land Trust to achieve its strategic goals.”

Peter also offered thanks to Kristyn Richardson for her several years of service with the
Land Trust, initially as program coordinator and most recently as Executive Director.
“Kristyn’s efforts over the past seven plus years have been substantial and greatly
appreciated by our Board, staff, donors and volunteers”, he said. “We all wish her well in
her new position and are glad that she will continue working in conservation in this

About the Long Point Basin Land Trust

Long Point Basin Land Trust, a charitable non-government organization, was founded in
1996 with a mission to protect and restore functioning ecosystems in the central
Carolinian Region. This is accomplished through land ownership, land management and
nature stewardship. LPBLT currently protects thirteen nature reserves, totaling 843
acres. The Land Trust’s Explore the Outdoors program provide opportunities for people
to connect with nature through hands-on outdoor experiences.

Media contact:
Brianne Curry
Outreach & Fund Development Manager
Long Point Basin Land Trust

Brianne Curry

Outreach & Fund Development Manager