The $10,000 cash award associated with the Hildene Award will go to the Tinmouth Land Trust for use in extending the town's trail system, Bradley said during the presentation.
"Thirty years ago, when the Vermont Land Trust was known as the Ottauquechee Regional Land Trust and had protected a grand total of 6 acres of land, the Land Trust's founder, Rick Carbin, and I were approached by some landowners to help them conserve a 1,000-acre tract of land in southwestern Vermont," Bradley said. "That one project,
In requesting that the $10,000 cash award go to the Tinmouth Land Trust for use in extending the town's trail system, Bradley acknowledged that in so doing he is also able to thank the Lloyds and others who have supported the Land Trust's conservation efforts in a
The event concluded at the head of the newly designated Hildene Award Trail that commences near the front of The Lincoln Family Home and follows one of the most scenic ridges on the 412 acre estate. After recognizing the hard work of trustees and staff, Hildene Executive Director, unveiled the three permanent trail cairn markers that announce respectively the trail and award, and memorialize James Jeffords and Darby Bradley, the first two Hildene Award recipients.