NEWS AND EVENTS!

Join us for a Cocktail Reception at Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, on Friday August 15 from 6-9 pm.

A Benefit for the OCLT, this event features local foods, cocktails and live music! See our Calendar of Events for more info and tickets.
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Join us for a "Hike Into History" on Sat, August 2 from 10- 12 noon at Fuller Mountain Preserve in Warwick!

View our CALENDAR for more info and a complete listing of our upcoming EVENTS
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Orange County Land Trust Applies for National Accreditation
The Orange County Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying
for accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Public comment on this application is invited. To read the full press release, and to find out more about submitting a comment to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission...
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Thank you! Our Benefit Reception was a Great Success with over $100,000 Raised for Land Protection!

       
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Orange County Land Trust

Welcome! Since our inception, the Orange County Land Trust has helped protect nearly 4,700 acres of land through the negotiation of conservation agreements with private land owners, property donations, and the acquisition of private property. The acreage is comprised of unique meadows, fertile farmlands, stream corridors, wetlands, forests and recreational acres. Many of the properties are open to the public, while others remain private properties with agreements that preclude future development. Read more»

Become a Member of OCLT

Join or renew your membership to help Orange County Land Trust in its mission to protect our open spaces, working farms and rural character. Thanks to all who attended our Membership Drive reception and Congratulations to the winners of our “People’s Choice” Cider Competition–Roe’s Orchards of Chester for their fresh apple cider and Pennings Orchard and Farm Market for their hard cider! Thanks to all our local cider producers for their participation. CLICK HERE to Download our Membership Form.

Cocktail Reception at Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery Aug 15: A Benefit for Orange County Land Trust

Join us on Friday, August 15 from 6- 9 pm for this great outdoor reception featuring live music, great local food from our farms, and inspiring cocktails and other beverages from this beautiful winery and distillery. Help us celebrate the release of batch #4 of WVW&D’s Black Dirt Bourbon- aged perfectly and extra smooth! Recognition will be given to Orange County for their partnership in protecting our farms and open spaces! Farm fresh foods include pasture raised pork from Lowland […]

ANNOUNCEMENTS

photo above: Nick Zungoli/Exposures Gallery

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Salt of the Earth Exhibit Opens July 25 at Seligmann Center for the Arts
This photography exhibition by award winning Warwick photographer Robert Skinner will open on Friday, July 25 with an opening reception from 7-9 pm at the Seligmann Center for the Arts, 23 White Oak Drive in Sugar Loaf. The exhibit will run for two weeks through Saturday, August 9. Hours are Mon-Fri from 9-5 pm, and weekends by appointment by calling 845.469.0951, x12.
Salt of the Earth is a social documentary that tells the individual stories, both visually and with accompanying text written by local author Dorothy Gaydos, of the farmers and their families who have chosen to protect their land from development with Orange County Land Trust. The exhibit explores the relationship each has with the land, the bond of heritage and landscape, and the pull of generational history and family.
This exhibit was funded by a grant to the artist by Arts Mid-Hudson and with donations from Orange County Land Trust members and individual arts supporters. It will travel to the Greenwood Lake Library in the fall, and to other locations in Orange County, to be determined. Contact us at 845.469.0951, x12 for more information.
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OCLT Receives BBB Charity Seal
The Orange County Land Trust has been awarded the Charity Seal of the Better Business Bureau, an important designation for charitable organizations.

We're a BBB Accredited CharityThe Charity Seal of the BBB signifies that the Land Trust adheres to strict guidelines concerning accuracy and transparency in its fundraising solicitations, financial management and reporting, and in its evaluation of charity effectiveness.