Meet the Honorees

Caring for the Land: The Heart and Legacy of Teatown


The Honorable Sandy Galef
Marguerite Pitts
Teatown’s Stewardship Staff and Volunteers

Sandy Galef

New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef has been committed to public service as a volunteer and as an elected official almost her entire life. While serving in Albany, she has been deeply involved in education matters and environmental and clean energy issues. Sandy has been a longtime and devoted Teatown supporter; she was instrumental in helping Teatown secure funding for the creating of Teatown’s Environmental Science Center. She has served the New York State Assembly District 95 since 1992 and will retire at the end of 2022.

Marguerite Pitts

Marguerite Pitts’ diverse careers in the foreign service, urban renewal, and real estate finance have led her to volunteer for various nonprofits in fundraising, strategic planning, financial management, and organizational development. She has been active in Teatown since 1985, serving two separate terms as president of the Board, and many years on the Executive Committee and other committees. She gave each of her grandsons a firm grounding in love for nature by enrolling them at age 2 in Teatown’s Little Treehuggers. She has also served on the New York State Board of the Nature Conservancy, where she chaired their International Council.

Teatown’s Stewardship staff and volunteers

Teatown’s care of the land is possible only because of the professionalism and dedication of our Stewardship staff and our Stewardship volunteers. From trail clearing and maintenance to habitat restoration to removing invasive plants and replanting with native species — Teatown thrives because of their commitment.

Volunteer Groups

Clearview School students
Croton-Harmon High School student interns
Release Recovery
Scarsdale High School student interns
Trail Tramps