NEW PHILADELPHIA: The retired executive director of the Wilderness Center is the newest member of the governing board of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.
Gordon T. Maupin of Orrville was appointed to a five-year term on the Board of Directors on Saturday by the judges of the Conservancy Court.
He replaces retiring William P. Boyle Jr. of the Charles Mill Lake area.
Maupin retired earlier this year after leading the nonprofit Wilderness Center near Wilmot for 32 years. He served previously on a MWCD advisory committee.
He is a graduate of Missouri State University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology. He also previously served as the naturalist program coordinator for the Missouri Department of Conservation, was an information specialist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, a graduate assistant in forestry for the University of Missouri and an interpretative aide for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The directors oversee the operations of the agency that stretches from Akron to the Ohio River and manages 54,000 acres, including 10 lakes, five lake parks and eight campgrounds.