South Hero Land Trust
A Summer Walk at Round Pond State Park
South Hero Land Trust Hires Outreach Coordinator
In early September, South Hero Land Trust welcomed aboard its newest staff member, Katy Lord. Katy will fill the role of Outreach Coordinator, bringing new ideas and energy to the communications and events work previously done by newly-appointed Executive Director Emily Alger. In her new position, Katy will take leadership in growing South Hero Land Trust events, helping to build and maintain strong relationships and communication within the Champlain Islands community, providing educational programming to local children and adults, and much more!
South Hero Land Trust Appoints New Executive Director
Minner Hobbs Steps Down after 16 Amazing Years
South Hero Land Trust’s first staff was hired shortly after the successful conclusion of the conservation project that precipitated the formation of the organization, Allenholm Farm. In 1999 Minner Hobbs Conboy was hired as the Membership and Development Coordinator. Minner soon after became Executive Director and remained with the organization for almost 16 years, 12 more conservation projects, two more staff hires, and countless community events and programs.
As of 2015, South Hero Land Trust has conserved over 1,700 acres of productive farmland, shoreline, and natural habitat in South Hero. With over 600 members, a committed board of directors, and strong partnerships with land conservation and community organizations across the state, Minner has helped to build South Hero Land Trust into a nimble, innovative organization, grounded in the South Hero landscape and community. With enormous thanks for her many years of service to the community, and great excitement for the new directions in which she is heading, South Hero Land Trust is sad to announce that Minner stepped down as Executive Director on July 19, 2015.
New Staff Leadership for South Hero Land Trust
Programs Director Emily Alger, who has been with the organization for 6 years, has taken over Minner’s position as Executive Director, as of July 20th. An Islands native, Emily has taken leadership of the South Hero Land Trust Farm Initiative as well as community events and classes. From producing the Champlain Islands Grown Guide to Agriculture and helping build the Lake Champlain Islands Agriculture Network, to organizing farm tours, cooking demonstrations, and Green Up Day, Emily has been out in the community connecting people with local farms and the South Hero landscape.
South Hero Land Trust is excited that she will be stepping into Minner’s role, and providing leadership for the next chapter of land conservation and community work in South Hero. We will be hiring an Outreach Coordinator to take on some of Emily's previous duties, and are excited to introduce her or him to the South Hero community very soon!
A spring walk at Round Pond State Park