The Greatest Good Legacy Continues

Our awakening from the COVID era continues to bring new and exciting joy. Gifford Pinchot is known to have said: “The vast possibilities of a great future will become realities only is we make ourselves responsible for that future.”

To that end, the Grey Towers Heritage Association welcomes its new President, Eileen Smith, and the new Acting Director, Tinelle Bustam.

Eileen Smith and her husband, Scott, relocated to Milford in 2018. She immediately became active in the Milford Enhancement Committee and coordinated the annual Milford Community Clean-up Day and Welcome Party. She is also co-chair on the Advisory Council for GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center. She lives by the wisdom of Winston Churchill: You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” She has recently been elected as Chair of the Grey Towers Heritage Association. She reflected: I enjoy a great interest in the history and achievements of the Pinchot family and I admire their deep sense of civic responsibility. I also hold a deep gratitude for the U.S. Forest Service’s dedication and preservation of the Grey Towers National Historic Site and the Pinchot’s legacy.

Dr. Tinelle Bustam accepted the position of acting director for Grey Towers effective May 30. is currently director of Conservation Education in the Washington Office, and she will continue to serve concurrently in this role. She holds a Master of Science in Recreation, Parks and Sport Management. More essentially, she has a deep commitment to the legacy of Gifford and Cornelia Pinchot and their influence on Milford, conservation and ecology, as well as the desire for connection between the Forest Service and local and regional communities.

Members of Grey Towers Heritage Association will hold a welcoming ceremony on Friday, June 3rd.

GTHA President and Acting Director of Grey Towers

GTHA President, Eileen Smith and Grey Towers Acting Director, Tinelle Bustam