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Departing Nature Conservancy Chief honored

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A man who is stepping down as director of the Vermont chapter of The Nature Conservancy after more than 30 years of service is being honored with an environmental award.

Bob Klein of East Montpelier got the Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership at this past week's annual meeting of the Vermont Natural Resources Council.

Klein won praise for helping Vermont add thousands of acres of land to state parks and forests, including Green River Reservoir State Park, Knight Island and other locations.

The Nature Conservancy owns and manages 55 natural areas in Vermont, giving the public access to nature in every county of the state.

The award is named for Art Gibb, a longtime Vermont legislator who was a leader on several landmark environmental bills.

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