Board members are elected for two-year terms and meet monthly. The board has active Stewardship, Acquisitions, and Fundraising and Membership committees. The Stewardship and Fundraising/Membership committees meet several times a year – volunteers are welcome. The CNY Land Trust always needs volunteers who love Central New York to participate on committees. If you are interested, please contact us. To learn more about the Central New York Land Trust, Inc. as an organization, please click here.
Peggy Ries is a Marketing Manager at Barton & Loguidice, a 250+ person engineering, planning, environmental science and landscape architecture firm. In this role, she oversees proposal development, marketing, business development, promotional events and seminars, market research, strategic planning, and client relationship management activities. She began working at her dad’s advertising agency at an early age, and now has more than 30 years of experience in marketing and communications. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, cross-country skiing, and ice skating. Peggy is a passionate advocate for environmental causes, social justice, and animal welfare. She also serves as board secretary for Spay and Neuter Syracuse, a non-profit veterinary clinic, and previously served as secretary and board member of the Society For Marketing Professional Services (SMPS).
As part-time Office Administrator, Jeanette plays a key role in keeping our small office running smoothly and efficiently as she helps us manage the records, reports and other operations needed for the land trust to steward its 48 nature preserves located in 21 towns across Onondaga and Oswego Counties. Jeanette earned a B.S. in Environmental Biology from Stony Brook University and worked previously with the American Conservation Experience in Utah where her responsibilities included trail maintenance, floodgate construction, cave restoration and wildlife conservation.