President Randy Julius

1st Vice President Stewart Bristol

2nd Vice President James Allard 

Secretary Steven Pinkham

Treasurer Robert Rifchin

Executive Secretary Mary Julius


One-year term (2017-2018)

John Agurkis

Mike Roche

Hal Lyon

Three-year term (2018-2021)

Erin Merrill

Paul Fuller

Tom Keer 

Three-year term (2016-2019)

Marion Larson

Matthew Dunlap

Eric Orff

Three-year term (2017-2020)

V. Paul Reynolds

Diane Reynolds

Marc Folco

Directors at large

Directors Emeriti

William F. Carney

Paul Fuller

Stewart Bristol

Richard Pinney

Gary Moore


NEOWA members through the years
 2009 Annual Meeting

The New England Outdoor Writers Association is a group of New England-based professional outdoor communicators dedicated to promoting and supporting conservation, natural resources and our outdoor heritage. Membership benefits include a quarterly newsletter, membership directory, conferences and events, writing and photo competitions and craft improvement opportunities.

 NEOWA was established in 1942 by a group of dedicated outdoor writers concerned about natural resources, conservation and our outdoor heritage. NEOWA is the oldest regional outdoor writers organization in America and is a nonprofit, professional and educational organization.

The Purpose of NEOWA

The New England Outdoor Writers Association Inc. encourages excellence and professionalism within the communication media, covering a wide range of outdoor topics. NEOWA promotes good sportsmanship, wise conservation practices and prudent use of our natural resources. Each year NEOWA awards scholarships to one student from each of the six New England state universities who are majoring in fields related to the outdoors, conservation and the environment.


For more information contact Executive Secretary

Mary Julius at 508-378-2290 or mjulius5454@gmail.com

Spring Safari 


The NEOWA Board of Directors is currently working on locations and dates for the 2018 Spring Safari

Maine Spring Safari