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GRANTHAM ATTORNEY THROWS OUT FIRST PITCH IN MANCHESTER
Attorney Sheridan Brown Recognized Prior to Fisher Cats Game for his Extensive Volunteer Work on Behalf of Conservation
(Grantham, NH) – (5/1) Attorney Sheridan Brown of Grantham threw out a ceremonial first pitch at the Manchester Fisher Cats baseball game on Thursday night. Brown was given the honor by the minor league affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays in recognition of his receipt of the “40 Under Forty” award presented by the Union Leader Newspaper and New Hampshire Business and Industry Association earlier this year. As described by the newspaper, the “program recognizes some of the state’s brightest young achievers who have a record of professional and volunteer accomplishments in New Hampshire.”
Brown, an avid birdwatcher and former U.S. Senate aide, received the “40 Under Forty” award for his extensive volunteer efforts on behalf of conservation. He has been a longtime volunteer for the NH Audubon Society, serving as a bald eagle and peregrine falcon monitor and leading several successful legislative initiatives on behalf of the organization. Brown twice led efforts defeating legislation that would have allowed the taking of wild owls for falconry in the Granite State.
In the current legislative session, Brown has led NH Audubon’s efforts to pass legislation improving New Hampshire’s oil spill preparedness. The bill—Senate Bill 325 sponsored by Senator Jeff Woodburn (D-Dalton)—responds to growing concerns about an aging pipeline carrying crude oil through more than 70 wetland and stream crossings in the North Country, including the Connecticut and Androscoggin Rivers. That bill is currently on its way to the Governor.
Brown also coordinated direct advocacy, grassroots organizing, and media relations for the Loon Preservation Committee’s successful efforts last year to ban the sale and use of toxic lead (Pb) fishing tackle known to kill loons.
Locally, Brown serves as Chairman of the Grantham Conservation Commission, a member of the Grantham Zoning Board of Adjustment, and a member of the Outreach Committee of the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust. He is also President-Elect of the Newport Rotary Club.
More information about Attorney Brown’s practice, which provides government relations and traditional legal services, may be found at www.sheridanbrownlaw.com.