The Award states that it is given in recognition of “her outstanding service as the Executive Director of the Southbury Land Trust from 2001-2014 during which time her skills and dedication contributed significantly to the growth of the organization and the fulfillment of its mission.”
Land Trust President Tom Crider said “Karen was our first staff member, joining at a time when we were involved in preserving several significant Southbury farms and other open space properties. She has been an exceptionally skilled and diligent Executive Director. Much of the Land Trust’s success during her tenure, is directly linked to her leadership and hard work.”
Ms. Huber left her Executive Director position in September and plans to work as a consultant to area land trusts, including the Southbury Land Trust.
The Southbury Land Trust, Inc., founded in 1978, is a private non-profit, member-supported conservation organization dedicated to the conservation of Southbury’s natural resources for the enjoyment of all present and future residents. It currently holds 800 acres in ownership trust and 1,204 acres under conservation easements, including the Southbury Training School Farmland.
Properties owned by the Land Trust are open to the public from dawn to dusk. For information about the Southbury Land Trust, locations of its properties and maps of its trails, visit the website www.southburylandtrust.org.