Conserving Land • Protecting Resources
Since 1987

2022 Annual Meeting, Awards Ceremony, and Special Guest Speaker Judith Enck

Date: Sunday, November 13, 2022 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Register online HERE or by calling 518-659-LAND (5263)

Please join us as we celebrate you, and all of RLT’s volunteers, friends, and our 35th Anniversary! We will be having a brief business meeting including the election of officers and board members, celebrating our Honorees, and environmental advocate and policy expert Judith Enck will share her thoughts on environmental stewardship.

General tickets $50 per person. A buffet dinner catered by Brown's Brewing Co is included in the ticket price. Cash bar
Location: Brown’s Brewing Co.’s Revolution Hall, free street parking.

2022 Honorees:

Andy Beers 2Volunteer of the Year Awarded to Andy Beers

Andy Beers was the Director of the Empire State Trail from 2017 to May 2022. Prior to that he served for ten years as the Executive Deputy Commissioner for the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Andy also worked for seventeen years for the New York Office of The Nature Conservancy. In 1983 he received a M.S in Natural Resource Policy from Cornell University.

Andy currently is assisting the Hudson River Valley Greenway on operations issues for the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail, a 36-mile rail-trail in Rensselaer and Columbia Counties.




Judith Enck 2022William Niemi Conservation Leadership Awarded to Judith Enck, Environmental Policy Expert

Judith founded Beyond Plastics in 2019 to end plastic pollution through education, advocacy, and institutional change.

Passionate about protecting public health and the environment, she teaches classes on plastic pollution as a Senior Fellow and visiting faculty member at Bennington College, and was recently a Visiting Scholar at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.

Judith has held top influential positions in state and federal government. Appointed by President Obama, she served as the Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, overseeing environmental protections in NY, NJ, eight Indian Nations, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands – in addition to managing a staff of 800 and a $700M budget.

Previously, Judith served as Deputy Secretary for the Environment in the New York Governor’s Office, and Policy Advisor to the New York State Attorney General. She was Senior Environmental Associate with the New York Public Interest Research Group, served as Executive Director for Environmental Advocates of New York and the Non-Profit Resource Center, and is a past President of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.

Judith appears on a weekly public affairs radio show on a local NPR affiliate, the Roundtable on WAMC in Albany, NY.

Judith lives in upstate New York with her husband, where they built their passive solar home with their own hands and with lots of support from friends and family. She designed her town’s rural recycling program. She is a proud parent and enjoys reading and following the news in her spare time.





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