The Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT) recently held their 67th Annual Meeting, gathering online to review successes from the past year, preview upcoming projects, and announce the organization's Annual Awards recipients. We are pleased to report that the Coalition's Executive Director, Stuart Saginor, was presented with the Lewis Conservation Award at this year's meeting, honoring his deep commitment to conservation and environmental sustainability through his work on the Community Preservation Act.
The Lewis Conservation Award is named in honor of co-founder of the Sudbury Valley Trustees, George Lewis, and it recognizes those who demonstrate a broad commitment to conservation in the SVT region and who encourage others to take action to protect the environment. Since becoming Executive Director of the Coalition in 2006, Stuart has helped almost 100 cities and towns in Massachusetts adopt the Community Preservation Act, and most recently spearheaded last year's efforts to increase state funding for the CPA program by 150%.
The Sudbury Valley Trustees is a member-supported nonprofit organization that works in a 36-community region between Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts. The organization's mission is to protect natural areas and farmland for wildlife and people in the 36 communities that surround the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers. To learn more, visit their website at www.svtweb.org.