From Amy Paterson, the director of the CT Land Conservation Council
Katchen Coley's dedication to land conservation and environmental issues spans beyond the city's boundaries. Everyone knows Katchen! In addition to her years of service as a CLCC Steering Committee and Policy & Advocacy Subcommittee member, Katchen has been a longtime member of the Middletown Conservation Commission, a leader for the Middletown Garden Club, and a tenacious advocate for conservation and environmental issues locally, at the State Capitol, and nationally.
In light of her extraordinary contributions to land conservation, we thought it fitting to re-name the CLCC Individual Award for Excellence in Land Conservation in Katchen's honor. Presented every spring at our Annual Connecticut Land Conservation Conference, the Katchen Coley Award for Excellence in Land Conservation will be awarded to a person that embodies all that Katchen has meant to land conservation: An extraordinary individual who has made a long-term commitment to conservation causes and has furthered the work of one or more conservation organizations in Connecticut.
Katchen's tireless devotion to land conservation will always inspire us at CLCC and we are honored to call her our friend and colleague.
Congratulations, Katchen and THANK YOU!
With warmest regards,
Photo courtesy of Alicia Betty
The mission of the CT Land Conservation Council is to advocate for land preservation, stewardship and funding, and ensure the long term strength and viability of the land conservation community.
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