Profile: people who make the difference.

David Rittenhouse was one of the founding members and first trustees of the Massawippi Foundation and Conservation Trust. Remembered fondly by his friends and fellow founders, David is credited as being the person who sounded the alarm bell after noticing a potential serious environmental threat from development on the western slope of Lake Massawippi. A group of 20 concerned citizens gathered together to discuss the issue following which David took it upon himself to pick up the ball to research potential solutions. His efforts resulted in the formation of the Foundation and Trust in 2011. Sadly, David passed away on August 16, 2011 before seeing a single property protected. Today the Foundation and Trust protect 1200 acres of pristine forest in the Massawippi valley and have built over 12 kilometers of public trails.

DAVID RITTENHOUSE (1943-2011) Founding Director of the Dobson-Lagassé Entrepreneurship Centre at Bishop’s University, in Lennoxville, Quebec. Professor, Founding Chairman, Department of Drama, Bishop’s University, from 1966 to 1981. A creative force in the Massawippi Foundation and Conservation Trust which embraces both the community and conservation of land in the Massawippi Valley, Quebec.