2018 Annual Awards Dinner

Please join us on February 27th for our annual celebration of the individuals and community partners who lead the way for conservation in the Capital Region. We’ll meet at the historic River Stone Manor in Schenectady and enjoy views of the Mohawk River while we discuss the past, present, and future of the Capital Region’s land trust: the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy.

Elizabeth Sobol, President & CEO,
Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Photo by Dario Cantatore

MHLC Annual Awards Dinner
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 5:30 pm
River Stone Manor

1437 Amsterdam Rd, Schenectady, NY 12302
Driving Directions Below

5:30 PM: Cocktails and buffet
6:30 PM: Program and awards

$60 per person
Online ticket orders have closed. You may purchase tickets at the door.
Cash is preferred. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you.

Kathy Meany is the recipient of the 2018 Dan Driscoll Leadership Award. Photo by Janet Kerr

Guest Speaker:
Elizabeth Sobol, President & CEO, Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Elizabeth Sobol, a veteran of the classical music and recording industry, joined the Saratoga Performing Arts Center as president and CEO in 2016. Before becoming head executive of SPAC, Elizabeth was president and CEO of Universal Music Classics and spent nearly three decades at IMG Artists as its managing director.

Award Recipient:
Kathy Meany, Dan Driscoll Leadership Award

This year, we will be honoring volunteer and Preserve Steward Kathy Meany with the Dan Driscoll Leadership Award. Kathy has been volunteering with the Conservancy since 2013 and plays many roles in our growing organization. Kathy writes, “Volunteering with and supporting MHLC is an important way for me to contribute to the preservation of open space.” To learn more about Kathy and her incredible work as a volunteer, visit her volunteer profile on the MHLC blog.

John Abbuhl, 1926-2018.

Award Recipient:
John Abbuhl, Saving Special Places Award

John Abbuhl will be honored with the Saving Special Places Award for his significant contribution during his lifetime to land conservation in the Capital Region. A founding board member of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, John’s affinity for our local landscape both informed his work with MHLC and led to his creation of the Pine Hollow Arboretum in Slingerlands. We are so grateful for his lasting contributions.


River Stone Manor
1437 Amsterdam Rd, Schenectady, NY 12302

Directions from Albany:

Take I-90 West (towards Buffalo) to Exit 26
Take Exit 26 toward NY-5/Scotia
Drive 1.3 miles and merge onto NY-890 West
Drive 0.8 miles
At the light, turn right onto NY-5 East/Amsterdam Road
Drive 1.2 miles and River Stone Manor will be on your right

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