Each year, the Land Trust recognizes an individual for his or her commitment to conservation. This year’s Conservationist of the Year Award was presented to 5th grader Henry Scholl.
Henry is an eleven-year old resident of Niles, Cayuga County, who saved $142.58 to give to the Land Trust in support of its conservation efforts. Henry is the son of longtime members and volunteers Kris Scholl and Brooke Oropallo. “I like nature, and all the animals and plants in it,” said Henry. “The Land Trust preserves habitat for them and gives me a place to explore and enjoy them. I chose the Land Trust to help them continue the work they do.”