2015 Gloria Hollister Anabel Conservation Award

For her continued stewardship and devotion to the Goodbody Garden, the 2015 Gloria Hollister Anabel Conservation award was given to Marg Berstein.

The Gloria Hollister Anable Award was established in 1980 by Marion Glowka who was President of the Stamford Garden Club at the time. The Award commemorates the life of Gloria Hollister Anable who was an explorer, scientist and conservationist. In 1931, Ms. Hollister set a women’s world record for ocean descent in a bathysphere in 1931. She married Anthony Anabel in 1941 and moved to Stamford in the early in the 1950s. Mr. and Mrs. Anable then joined forces with other like-minded conservationists to found the Mianus River Gorge Conservation Committee. The original 60 acre Mianus River Gorge was the first natural history landmark to be registered by the Department of the Interior. The preserve has since grown to 555 acres. Mrs. Anable was chairman emeritus of the committee at her death in 1988. Mrs. Anable was also Conservation Chairman of the Stamford Garden Club and a Director of the Stamford Museum. She was also a fellow of the New York Zoological Society.