Cardiologist to address Sippican Lands Trust annual meeting

Jun 13, 2022

MARION — The Sippican Lands Trust will host its 2022 Annual Meeting using a hybrid format with an in-person gathering at Sippican Lands Trust’s White Eagle Cranberry Bog and online via Zoom starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22.

This year’s meeting will feature a presentation titled “Walking for Health” with Dr. Michael Rocha, a cardiologist at Hawthorn Medical Associates in Dartmouth. Dr. Rocha earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and his medical degree from University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. 

Dr. Rocha serves as Director of Heart Failure Services at St. Luke’s Hospital and Director of Echocardiography Laboratory at Hawthorn Medical. 

He has an interest in preventive cardiology and is the director of the New Bedford Wellness Initiative, which was formed to raise health awareness and encourage physical activity.

A brief business meeting will be conducted prior to the talk along with a short presentation of the accomplishments and highlights of 2021 and a vote to approve new board members to the Sippican Lands Trust Board of Directors. 

More information about the trust and its mission can be found at

Anyone interested in attending in person or via Zoom must register for the meeting at An email will be sent with information about how to sign in and/or directions on how to get to the White Eagle Cranberry Bog. 

For more information contact Sippican Lands Trust at 508-748-3080 or