Pictured above (left to right): Members of the Board of Trustees – William “Captain Bill” Sheehan, Donald Palombi, Cora LoPresti, Ralph J. Marra, Jr., Esq and Mayor Alberto Santos.
At its Dec. 14, 2016, meeting the Meadowlands Conservation Trust presented Wood-Ridge resident Cora LoPresti with a Certificate of Appreciation for Environmental Stewardship in recognition of her outstanding volunteer work over the past year to help wetlands and wildlife in the Meadowlands. Cora’s efforts helped her earn the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award.
Cora, now a first-year student at Rutgers University, was a Wood-Ridge High School senior earlier this year when she enlisted her fellow students and community members to build much-needed tree swallow bird boxes and organized a volunteer cleanup of the Skeetkill Creek Marsh, a critical wetlands property in Ridgefield. Cora was advised by the Meadowlands Conservation Trust on her projects.