Monday, October 28, 2013

Rockfall to Honor Marcy Klattenberg at Grants & Awards Celebration

Environmental educator and conservationist, Marcy Klattenberg, has been selected to receive the 2013 Certificate of Honor award from The Rockfall Foundation. The life-achievement award will presented at the foundation’s 2013 Awards and Grants Celebration, to be held at 6:00 p.m. on November 14,  at the deKoven House Community Center. 

Marcy is being recognized for her decades of work as an environmental educator for Regional District 13, where she has served as Director of the Outdoor Education Center for over 25 years, up until her retirement last year.  She is also being honored for her significant volunteer contributions to such local organizations as the Mattabeseck Audubon Society, where she currently serves as Vice President, and the Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate. Marcy was one of the founding members of the Mansion’s Parklands Committee and was key to developing the estate’s hiking trails, trial maps and interpretive signage.

“Marcy has touched the lives of countless schoolchildren and adults in our community and throughout the county, sharing her almost limitless knowledge and love of everything in the natural world,” explains Rockfall president, Peter Patton. “Everyone who spoke to us shared how inspired they have been by her unique creativity, seemingly boundless energy and commitment to preserving the natural beauty and health of our neighborhoods, parks and native wildlife.”

Each year the foundation honors individuals and groups to highlight their contributions to environmental education and conservation in Middlesex County and the surrounding region. Certificates of Honor are given for outstanding life-long accomplishments in the area of natural resource preservation, conservation or development.

All are welcome to join the celebration. For information, visit the foundation’s website here; or call the foundation’s offices at (860)347-0340.

Established in 1935, The Rockfall Foundation is one of Connecticut's oldest environmental organizations. Its mission is to be a catalyst - bringing people together and supporting organizations to conserve and enhance the county's natural environment. In addition to its grants awards, Rockfall also sponsors educational programs and symposia. It is headquartered in the historic deKoven House Community Center on Washington Street, which it maintains and operates as a community center with meeting rooms and office space for locally-based environmental groups.

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