Aug 24 2011

A Message from Margaret

Margaret WaldockIt is with bittersweet sentiments that after eight fulfilling years at the helm of the Hunterdon Land Trust I have decided that it is time to move on. I will miss the deeply satisfying work of protecting the places we all love in this county. I look forward to applying all that I have learned when I begin my new position as Environment Program Director with the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in mid-October.

When I look at the Hunterdon Land Trust now it is almost unrecognizable to me. It is an organization that has grown and thrived and done great things. Some will give me credit for this, but I know better.

It is a community of people with a singular purpose that has protected almost 6,000 acres of beautiful, productive Hunterdon County land, established a thriving farmers’ market featuring lo- cal goods, and made a venerable, historic landmark – the Dvoor Farm – the land trust’s permanent home and a place for the community to enjoy. Thank you for all that you have done and for caring about this special county, a place that reminds us what’s important and worth protecting.

Thank you for eight years of protecting the places we all love.

Change is difficult, but essential. I have no doubt this organization will continue to thrive and do good work under the leadership of its committed board and new executive director. My last day at the land trust will be October 7th. The board is already planning for this transition and is committed to bringing in a new leader who will take the organization to new heights and greater success.

Most importantly, I know that you, the community of supporters the land trust depends on, will continue to grow and I will be the loudest one cheering you on. And don’t be surprised if you see me at the market picking out the perfect tomato or run into me on the hiking path in the woods.

Happy trails.


Margaret Waldock

Executive Director

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