Litwin is recipient of annual White Memorial award
Arthur Diedrick, left, president of the board of trustees of the White Memorial Foudation, presents the White Memorial Award to Peter Litwin of Litchfield. ~ Contributed photo
The recipient of this year’s White Memorial Foundation Award is Peter Litwin, a member of the Litchfield Land Trust.
Litwin received the award from Arthur Diedrick, president of White Memorial’s board of trustees, during the board’s recent annual dinner. Litwin is the 49th recipient of the award, a bronze rendering of a beaver created by the late Peggy Reventlow.
The award is given to an individual or group for making a significant contribution to the environment. Litwin has had a lifelong interest in conservation and farming and served a term as president of the land trust. A retired attorney, Litwin has used his background in estate planning to help the land trust acquire new property. He manages his family’s Arbutus Farm on Litwin Road.
Arbutus Farm, which has been in the Litwin family since 1928, is an example of sustainable land management. A conservation easement permanently protects 265 acres of the farm from development.
“The protection of these lands and his work on conservation issues are the reasons why he is being honored,” Diedrick said of Litwin.