Foster Silva was born on Chappaquiddick in 1919 and lived here until his death in 1981. He was the first superintendent of Chappaquiddick Properties for The Trustees of Reservations, Devoted to preserving the island's natural resources, he served for ten years as their protector and interpreter. With great natural knowledge unfailing humor and tremendous dedication, he personified Chappaquiddick and The Trustees of Reservations for thousands of visitors. A trip in his green truck was a treat sought by people from all over the world. Not only a self-taught, naturalist, Foster Silva. was, in the best country fashion, a philosophies.