2015 Acre by Acre Award
2015 Acre by Acre Award: Chip Bouril and Penny Proteau
The 2015 Acre by Acre Award was presented to Chip Bouril and Penny Proteau at the second annual Cornerstone Society Gathering on May 16, 2015.
Chip and Penny are longtime land preservation advocates and avid contributors to their community. Both are volunteers of approximately 20 years who average 200 hours of volunteer time annually for Land Trust of Napa County (LTNC) in various capacities.
Chip is a professional in natural resource management and environmental consulting, serving as an advisor to landowners with Natural Resources Conservation Service and a consultant for LSA Associates, Inc. He has been a member of the Land Trust since 1984 and served on the board of trustees twice in the last 22 years, both for six year terms. He helps lead at least four hikes each year, conducts several annual monitoring visits, is an active member of numerous committees, and coordinates multiple stewardship days on the Linda Falls Preserve annually. 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.
The impact of Chip and Penny’s conservation efforts, advocacy, and generosity benefits the entire Napa County community now and for future generations.