Greenwich Land Trust executive director to retire

Virginia “Ginny” Gwynn

Virginia “Ginny” Gwynn

The Board of Directors of Greenwich Land Trust announces the retirement of Virginia “Ginny” Gwynn after almost nine years as executive director. She will retire this month.

Ginny led GLT through an extraordinary transition including the acquisition of the Mueller Preserve and the subsequent success of the GLT’s $1.5 million capital campaign to create the new GLT Conservation Center at the Preserve. Additionally, Ginny expanded the professional staff, led GLT successfully through the Land Trust Alliance’s national accreditation process, redefined and expanded stewardship efforts and guided many land acquisitions.

“Ginny’s leadership can only be described as outstanding; her list of accomplishments significant. Her legacy as Executive Director will continue to have a positive and profound impact on GLT for years to come. We will miss her and wish her all the best with her future plans.” notes Janice Trebbi Richards, Board of Directors President. At their July Board meeting, GLT Board of Directors announced that a new educational trail at the GLT Conservation Center will be named the Virginia Gwynn Heritage Preservation Trail. This is to honor Ginny Gwynn’s dedication and achievements as Executive Director from 2008 to 2016 for GLT and land conservation in the community.

Ann Sawyer, a former Executive Director and Board member of GLT will serve as interim Executive Director until a permanent replacement is found.

About Greenwich Land Trust: Founded in 1976, Greenwich Land Trust is a member-based, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting local natural resources through open space preservation and environmental education. GLT currently protects and cares for more than 745 acres of diverse woodlands, meadows, orchards, and tidal marshes. To become a member or for more information, please visit our website at gltrust.org.

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