Each year, at our Annual Celebration, the Monadnock Conservancy presents a Volunteer of the Year Award and typically one other award that highlights an individual, business, town, or organization's selfless service. This year, the awards were given to Dee Robbins of Keene and Paul Kotila of Fitzwilliam, both of whom have shown great dedication and devotion to protecting forever the land we all love.
Volunteer of the Year Award
This award recognizes the outstanding efforts of the Conservancy’s volunteers and their incredible commitment to going above and beyond the call of duty. Over the past 10 years, Dee has volunteered as a land steward and at countless events, including weekly at the Conservancy’s Kids Connect! program this summer, and she has no plans to stop giving back.
Given in recognition of the vision and dedication of the founding trustees, the Founders’ Award honors a deserving individual who has contributed substantially to the Conservancy over a sustained period. Between 1997 and 2019, Paul served a total of 14 years on the Conservancy’s Board of Trustees and the Stewardship Committee. Today, he continues his leadership on the committee as a retired trustee.