The Land Trust of Napa County announced its fourth annual Acre by Acre Awards, honoring the significant land conservation achievements of individuals and organizations.
The 2015 awards went to Chip Bouril and Penny Proteau at the second annual Land Trust Cornerstone Society gathering earlier this summer.
Bouril and Proteau are longtime land preservation advocates and avid contributors to their community. Both have volunteered for approximately 20 years and average 200 hours of volunteer time annually for Land Trust of Napa County (LTNC) in various capacities.
Bouril is a professional in natural resource management and environmental consulting, serving as an adviser to landowners with Natural Resources Conservation Service and a consultant for LSA Associates, Inc.
In addition to his commitment to LTNC, he also donates his time to other organizations, including the Napa Valley State Parks Association, the California Native Plant Society, the Napa County Regional Parks and Open Space District, and the Sierra Club.
Proteau has been a Land Trust member since 1984. She started volunteering for Trust in the mid 1990’s, and participates on the Field Trip Committee and leads four to eight hikes per year as well. She donates her time volunteering for the Master Gardeners of Napa County, Napa Valley State Park Association, the California Native Plant Society, and the Napa Vine Trail.