Jackie Algon backed into conservation concerns through her lifelong love of Nature. Following a 40+ year career in industry in NJ, she became a resident of Wilton in 2005 and realized early-on that she needed educating on how to steward the wetlands on the property she shared with her partner, Carl Andersen. She became an Advanced Master Gardener (MG) and coordinated the MG program in Bethel, CT for two years, after which she joined the Norwalk River Watershed Association Board, the Conservation Commission in Wilton and the Wilton Garden Club. In collaboration with the relationships she'd made in those organizations, she helped found the Pollinator Pathway in Wilton in 2017. Jackie now serves as co-chair of the Education Committee and the Natives, Invasives and Lawns Committee, and she is a member of the Regional Outreach Committee as a member of the Pollinator Pathway Board.