NEWS AND EVENTS!
Thank you Middletown DQ Grill and Chill for hosting a fantastic fundraiser for the OCLT! Many thanks also to all who came out to support us!
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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...
Orange County Land Trust Receives BBB Charity Seal
Orange County Land Trust has been awarded the Charity Seal of the Better Business Bureau, an important designation for charitable organizations.
The 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.
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»
Friday, June 6 at the Falkirk Estate and Country Club.
For more information including sponsorship, tickets and journal advertising, Read more»
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.
photo above: Nick Zungoli/Exposures Gallery
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Registration is now open for the New York State Land Conservation Summit, April 10 & 11 at the Thayer Hotel at West Point. More info at www.nyslandsummit.org
OCLT 2014 Calendar
Thanks to all who purchased our 2014 Calendar, featuring the beautiful photography of Sugar Loaf artist Nick Zungoli. Our annual calendar sale raised nearly $9,000! A limited number are still available by calling us at 845.469.0951, x14 or ordering online using the link below. Many thanks also to the following farm markets and local stores who sold calendars in their shops:
The Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf»
Goshen Gourmet Cafe»
Jones Farm, Cornwall»
Mainframe Gallery, Middletown»
Nature's Pantry, New Windsor»
Newhards The Home Source, Warwick»
Pennings Farm Market, Warwick»
Roe's Apple Orchard, Chester»
Soons Orchard, New Hampton»
Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery»
Calendars were also available at Downing Film Center, Noble Coffee Roasters, Otterkill Animal Hospital and Soho Salon, Chester!
OR CLICK HERE to order a calendar online (please note that on-line price includes postage).
"SALT OF THE EARTH"
Many thanks to those who supported this photography project by award winning photographer Robert Skinner. The Warwick artist is creating a social documentary that will tell the story through photographs and accompanying text of the farmers and their families who have chosen to protect their land from development here in Orange County. A special preview exhibit will open at the New York State Land Conservation Summit on April 10 & 11, to be held at the Thayer Hotel at West Point, then travel to other locations in Orange County. More information will be available soon.
For information and registration for the NYS Land Conservation Summit, visit www.nylandsummit.org.