An Award for the CPBC


The Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District has selected the Crandall Park Beautification Committee as a recipient of one of its Ronald Montesi Conservation Recognition Awards for 2023.  The award is given annually to individuals or community groups who have “taken the initiative to improve their environment and developed partnerships in their community,” according to a letter from Jim Lieberum, District Manager.

CPBC President Elizabeth Little Hogan and several committee members were on hand to receive the award at the District’s Board Meeting held at the Talk of the Town restaurant in Glens Falls on December 18, 2023.

Lieberum said the CPBC was selected because it completes “excellent projects,” noting in particular its creation of a pollinator garden in the park and hosting of a Monarch Festival. Those two projects were directed by the Beautification Committee’s Garden for Wildlife subcommittee, headed at the time by Glens Falls resident Jim O’Hara.

O’Hara was the driving force behind the creation of the Garden for Wildlife (GFW) subcommittee.  Garden for Wildlife is a program of the  National Wildlife Federation and works to encourage the creation of gardens using native species in order to benefit wildlife.