While the environment, conservation and a love of the out-of-doors is obviously a priority for all of Joshua’s Trust trustees, most have a wide-range of other talents and interests. Our newest Trustee Marilyn Schreiber is no exception.

Marilyn grew up amid the steel mills of Pittsburgh, Pa., came to Storrs for an education and stayed.  Her family’s love of nature became a reality in the environment she found in the Quiet Corner.

She married Dave Schreiber soon after graduation, raised three sons, and had several career changes:  “My own landscaping service, a DHIA milk tester and records services technician for Tolland County dairy farms, paraprofessional in the Willington school system and finally library services at Mansfield Public Library.”

She also volunteered even while working full-time – on the Willington Conservation Commission and on various town and school committees.

As a new retiree, she knew she wanted to continue to volunteer “in an organization that would dovetail my personal interests and take advantage of the skills I have learned throughout my work life. Joshua’s Trust is a logical choice for me.”

She is quickly learning how a land trust functions, and can be seen most weeks out walking with the acquisitions committee, as well as helping out in the office.  Look for her also at some of the  community outreach events.