As Mordecai Land Trust celebrates our twentieth anniversary this year, it will be because of the foresight of members of Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club who realized the need to involve public support to help preserve the island. Mike Davis was part of the Club’s Environmental Committee at that time and promoted the idea of establishing a non-profit trust. Through his efforts, and those of our other founders, Mordecai Land Trust was established in 2001.

Mike served on the Mordecai Board of Trustees from 2008 until this year and for three years as Board President. He was always active: taking boat rides with the Army Corps to show them the island, meeting our NJ congressman, helping with Mordecai projects and cleanups, organizing fundraisers, volunteering with ReClam the Bay at their upweller and taking shellbags to the island, and spreading the word about how much “Mordecai Matters.” If there was ever a personification of someone who believed in the mission of Mordecai, it was Mike Davis.

But beyond that Mike was kind and thoughtful, generous, and universally liked. As so many of our Mordecai members who knew him have said, “he was such a nice guy.” We’re grateful that he was part of our organization for these many years and know that, without him, Mordecai Land Trust would not be what it is today. He will be missed.

Our deepest condolences to his wife Nancy and to his sons Conyers and Taggart and their families.

Linda Colgan,

President, Mordecai Land Trust

Many thanks from the MLT organization to the Davis family for suggesting the Trust as a beneficiary of donations in Mike’s name. Information on how to donate is available below.

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