PRO BONO ACTIVITIES
ROBERT C. QUINLAN
- Trustee of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, an international center for the study of worldwide ecosystems. Scientists at the Cary Institute first identified the source of acid rain and its effects on the forests and lakes in the Northeast.
- Member of the New York State Advisory Council of the American Farmland Trust.
- Former Co-Chair, long time Board Member and current Advisory Councilmember of the Preservation League of New York State, Albany, NY, a not-for-profit group dedicated to preserving the state's historic buildings and landscapes.
- Former Chair and current Advisory Councilmember of the Historic House Trust of New York City, a public-private partnership that preserves historic structures by placing them in the New York City Parks system.
- Founder of the Oconuco Nature Preserve in Puerto Rico. Oconuco serves as a Caribbean research study site for the Biodiversity Department of the New York Botanical Gardens, where Mr. & Mrs. Quinlan serve on the Science Committee.
Other pro bono activities include serving as Board Member for both the New York City Landmarks Conservancy and Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts; and Chairman of the Coleman Station Historic District in Dutchess County, New York, which he founded.
In 2010, Mr. Quinlan received the August Heckscher Award for Community Service.