Karin Roux works to secure grant funds and complete land conservation projects in Dutchess County, to forever protect natural resources that secure our local food, keep our air and water clean, and preserve wildlife habitat and the distinctive Harlem- and Hudson Valley landscapes that give us a sense of place. Originally from South Africa, Karin has lived on-and-off in the mid-Hudson Valley for 20 of the past 30 years. So far, Karin’s connection with local farms and the natural world has shaped her experiences and appreciation of the Hudson Valley. She is looking forward to this experience with GWI deepening her understanding of life in the area for all who live and/or work here. Karin lives in Kingston, NY with her husband and young daughter; as well as dog, Maggles, and guinea pigs, Nibs and Bibbs.