The New Forest Trust has announced the winner of its Diamond Jubilee award.
The charity chose Jenni Tubbs due to her significant contribution to conserving the special qualities of the New Forest. Her dedication has shone though in various volunteer roles spanning a number of years.
Jenni is an active supporter of the New Forest Association (NFA) as a member of its council and Habitats and Landscape Committee, and as its representative on Forestry England’s Open Forest Advisory Committee.
She also represents New Forest Friends of the Earth on the New Forest Consultative Panel, and is a member of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s Conservation & Science Committee.
William Ziegler, Chairman of the New Forest Trust, said: ‘Jenni is a worthy winner, giving her time with energy and determination. I have personally known Jenni for more than 20 years and am so pleased she was chosen by the panel to receive the award this year. She has been a true unsung hero and defender of the Forest for so many years.’
Jenni was presented the award at the New Forest Heritage Centre by Mary Montagu, Director and Vice Chairman of Beaulieu Enterprises.
The award, first given in 2012 by Her Majesty the Queen to mark her Diamond Jubilee, is given to individuals who, “without expectation of recognition or reward, have given freely of their own time and made a significant contribution towards maintaining and improving the environment and rural economy of the New Forest”.