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Bob Klein to Receive 2013 Arthur Gibb Award

VNRC is delighted to announce that Bob Klein will receive this year’s Arthur Gibb Award for individual leadership at our Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 19. This award is presented annually to a Vermont resident who embodies qualities similar to Arthur Gibb, the Vermont lawmaker who dedicated much of his life to public service and a healthy environment.

Since becoming the executive director of the Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy in 1979, Klein has built a legacy for Vermont that Arthur Gibb personally supported. In addition to building an organization with over 6,500 members, he has been the foremost leader in protecting Vermont’s fragile natural communities.

The Annual Meeting will take place at at Farm and Wilderness Camps in Plymouth from 5:30-7:00 pm. Hors d’oeuvres will be catered by Farm and Wilderness, and a cash bar provided by East Creek Catering in Rutland. We’ve also lined up an excellent guest speaker: author Ben Hewitt, who wrote The Town that Food Saved, about the agricultural entrepreneurs who helped develop a sustainable economy in Hardwick. Hewitt’s newest work, $aved, examines the role of money in the modern world.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Mari Zagarins at mzagarins@vnrc.org or (802) 223-2328 ext 121. Come and have fun with us!