Friday, July 1, 2016

Herb Miller Wins Green Allies' Founder's Award

Upper Pottsgrove Counilman Herb Miller, center, with his family. At left is Todd Hillee, president of the board of directors of Green Allies and, at right, is Ken Hamilton, executive director of Green Allies

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by Green Allies

Upper Pottsgrove Commissioner Herbert C. Miller, Jr. was recently presented the Founder's Award by the GreenAllies organization for his outstanding commitment to preserving open space in the township and the role he played in leading the efforts to create the Althouse Arboretum.

It was Miller's tireless efforts that turned an idea of utilizing open space lands for educational and recreational purposes into reality. It was an idea that eventually evolved into the Althouse Arboretum.

In honor of Mr. Miller's accomplishments, the pavilion at the Althouse Arboretum was named the "Herbert C. Miller, Jr. Pavilion". He was also presented a special recognition plaque.

"It took several years of hard work and negotiations, led by Herb Miller, to turn my grandparents' property into this state-of-the-art outdoor education facility for everyone in the region to enjoy," said Todd Hilsee, President of the Board of Directors for GreenAllies

Mr. Miller now serves on the GreenAllies Board of Directors and remains a leader in the efforts to improve the Althouse Arboretum and its public programming.

Herb Miller speaks after receiving the Founder's Award from Hilsee.
In addition, Althouse Arboretum neighbor Gerry Yergey was presented the Outstanding Community Volunteer Award for her many hours of service to the arboretum and its programs.

Yergey has volunteered on numerouse occasions to assist with gardening chores and has provided assistance to several of the popular community programs provided by the GreenAllies organization.

GreenAllies is a national nonprofit organization that works to empower students to take leadership roles in promoting environmental sustainability. The organization manages the Althouse Arboretum in Upper Pottsgrove Township.

The Althouse Arboretum is a permanently preserved 17 acre wooded lot that has been converted into an outdoor education facility and community resource. It is a result of a unique partnership between Upper Pottsgrove Township and the GreenAllies organization.

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