NEWS AND EVENTS!

Development Director Position Available
The Orange County Land Trust is seeking a full-time Development Director.
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2014 Benefit Reception and Auction
Join us for our 2014 Benefit Reception and Auction to be held on Friday, June 6.
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View our CALENDAR for more 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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JOIN US AT OUR 2014 BENEFIT RECEPTION AND AUCTION, JUNE 6TH. More info below.

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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.

photo above: Nick Zungoli/Exposures Gallery

Celebrate Earth Day!

Stop by the OCLT table on the SUNY Orange campus green in Middletown for info on events and hikes, volunteer opportunities and more, 10 am – 2 pm (Rain location: Fireplace Lounge in the Student Shepard Center).    

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.

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.