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Land Trust celebrates 35 years of preservation, advocacy


D&R Greenway Land Trust was founded in 1989 to identify and preserve land to protect it from development. Since 1989, it has preserved nearly 23,000 acres of land in Central New Jersey.

To celebrate its 35th anniversary, the nonprofit organization on June 9 held a gala at The Johnson Education Center in Princeton that featured the presentation of the Donald B. Jones Conservation Award to sustainability advocate and artist Liz Cutler, a retired teacher at Princeton Day School who went on to serve as the founding director of OASIS (Organizing Action on Sustainability in Schools).

“The third leg of our mission to inspire a conservation ethic is personified in Liz Cutler and these four youth groups, whose dedication is a model for all of us,” says Linda Mead, President and CEO of D&R Greenway. “It is by reaching people’s hearts and minds that we are able to accomplish preservation and stewardship of land.”

Representatives of the school’s EnACT Club, The Ridgeview Turtles, 3 Helping Hands and Baha’i Young Families were also recognized during the festivities, attended by more than 200 people.

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