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A commitment to the environment has never been just a feel-good sound bite used to describe Phillips EcoServices. Where some simply talk, Don Phillips — sole proprietor of Phillips EcoServices — acts. Phillips EcoServices firmly believes that a hands-on participatory approach is the only way to go to better our environment. Accordingly, year-in and year-out Don takes on leadership roles on behalf of several professional associations and his hometown; stays involved with several state-wide citizen-science based programs; and routinely brings pro-bono expertise to several non-profit organizations throughout central Maine. A sampler follows:

  • Don Phillips has been an active member of the Maine Association of Wetland Scientists since 1989, serving as President in 2000. He has been an outspoken proponent of licensing wetland scientists who practice in the State of Maine, serving as the Chair of the MAWS Wetland Certification Subcommittee in 2006 and 2007.
  • Don has been an active member of the Maine Association of Professional Soil Scientists since 1995. As the MAPSS Education Chair from 1998 to 2006, Don led a sub-committee that raised more than $10,800 — more than any other New England state — on behalf of the Smithsonian Institute's Museum of Natural History's upcoming "Dig It! The Secrets of Soils" exhibit that opened in July of 2008.
  • As former Chair of the Town of Monroe Planning Board and still the "go to" person to get things done for the Town's Conservation Commission, Don provides environmental expertise for his home town.
  • From 1998 on, Don has spent untold hours of his time participating in the joint UMO/MAS "Maine Amphibian Monitoring Program" and, since 2002, as the Monroe Sector Leader of the "Christmas Bird Count" centered in North Penobscot Bay.
  • As a member of the Landmark Heritage Trust's Board of Directors, Don has conducted Biological Assessments on several of its holdings, coordinated Invasive Species workshops on behalf of the LHT, served as Co-Secretary for several years, and is currently a member of its Stewardship Committee.
  • Most recently, Don has co-led birding tours for the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, and conducted pro-bono fieldwork to develop a botanical census of vegetation along the three-mile long Little River Trail in Belfast.
  • Don invites you to review his professional resume.


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