PGC’s Krystal Ford Honored as a Young Leader Whose Work Has Contributed to the Protection and Preservation of the Hudson Highlands

On October 26th The Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) presented PGC’s Krystal Ford with the 2019 Timothy Osborn Roberts Young Friends Conservation Award. The award, given at the 7th Annual Young Friends Fall Fest at Winter Hill in Garrison, honors young leaders whose work has contributed to the protection and preservation of the Hudson Highlands. 

In bestowing the award, only the second time the organization has honored local climate activists in this way, HHLT acknowledged Krystal’s work “organizing the Philipstown community around climate change and other environmental issues.” It added: “Most recently, Krystal organized the Philipstown Climate Strike on September 20th, which engaged more than 200 local students and adults in the global movement demanding action to address climate change, as well as Climate Week Philipstown, which included a movie screening, panel discussion, electric car day and climate art exhibit. She also organized the Garrison School's first Youth Climate Summit attended by seven schools and 120 middle school students this past May.” 

In addition to belonging to the Philipstown Garden Club, Krystal is a member of the Philipstown Climate Smart Task Force, Philipstown’s Conservation Board, and the Constitution Marsh Advisory Board. Krystal’s other volunteer work includes her role as President of Garrison Union Free School PTA, and with national organizations such as the Citizens’ Climate Lobby and the Climate Reality Project.

Please join us in congratulating Krystal!