Larry Clemens recently was named new state director for the Indiana chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
Clemens takes over for Mary McConnell, who served the post for 20 years.
“Indiana is at a point in time where we must choose a path – business as usual or a path where we recognize people and nature must thrive together,” Clemens said. “Only then can we successfully find solutions to today’s most urgent environmental issues.”
Clemens was born and raised in northern Indiana. He grew up on a farm and continues to stay close to farming today as he and his wife, Mercedes, own a 50-acre farm in Steuben County.
Clemens joined The Nature Conservancy 26 years ago, playing a key role in developing and expanding its freshwater program that began along Fish Creek in Steuben and DeKalb counties. For the past five years, Clemens has been TNC’s director of its North America agriculture program, overseeing its groundbreaking soil health and nutrient strategies.
Will Ditzler, chair-elect for TNC’s board of trustees in Indiana, said Clemens appointment provides, “a steady and ambitious leader in Indiana who will take conservation in Indiana to the next level.
The Nature Conservancy is a global organization dedicated to conserving land and water resources.
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