It is bittersweet to share the news that Rebecca Dahl, TILT’s Zenda Farms Program Director, accepted a position with the Connecticut Land Conservation Council earlier this year. While TILT is losing a very talented member of its team, each and every one of us has gained an incredible friend and advocate for land conservation.
“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Rebecca over the last four years,” said Jake Tibbles, Executive Director. “There is no doubt in my mind that her dedication and passion for advancing Zenda Farms as a community focal point will be felt for years to come.”
During Rebecca’s tenure at TILT, she played an integral role in the development and implementation of TILT’s strategic vision for Zenda Farms Preserve as a center for community engagement, sustainable agriculture, and environmental education through partnership development and outreach initiatives. A few of Rebecca’s achievements include the complete restoration of the Creamery into Zenda’s Welcome Center, establishment of the Coyote Moon Vineyard and Homestead Heritage Cheese partnerships, and expansion of TILTreks and TILT’s KidsCamp. She also secured critical state funding that will soon bring municipal water and sewer to all Zenda Barns.
When not completely immersed in advancing Zenda’s future, Rebecca was a selfless member of the TILT team. She regularly assisted stewardship staff with trail maintenance and preserve management. And she helped ensure that all of TILT’s events, including the Zenda Community Picnic and our Annual Arbor Day Celebration, were enjoyed by all.
“It is hard to express how grateful I am to have had this opportunity to work for TILT and how much I have enjoyed working with everyone involved,” said Rebecca. “Working for TILT has provided me with an incredible foundation for my conservation career and a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the Thousand Islands in such a unique and beautiful way.”
“I am confident that Rebecca will continue to excel in her new position as Program Coordinator. The Council is a strong organization and is very fortunate to have her joining their team,” stated Greg McLean, TILT’s President. Join us in congratulating Rebecca and wishing her well in this next chapter.