Having served on the board of directors for the Land Trust of Danbury prior to its merger with the New Fairfield Land Trust to form Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust (CVRLT), Cheryl Rykowski has been involved with open space conservation for more than 20 years. She has served as Vice President of Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust, and was elected as President in early 2019. We sat down with Cheryl to learn more about her, and what CVRLT has planned going forward.
How long have you been involved in open space conservation?
I was briefly involved in a land conversation group when I lived in Brewster, NY from 1998 to 2000 and then joined the Land Trust of Danbury in 2005 after meeting the then President, Bill Montgomery, at A Taste of Danbury event. He spoke so passionately and lovingly about the importance of open-space that I joined on-the-spot.[Read more…]