NEWS AND EVENTS!
Thanks to all who attended our Cocktail Reception at Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery to celebrate local food and farms, and to recognize Orange County for their support and work protecting farmland.
Thanks to these local farms for their food donations: Bellvale Farms Creamery, Glebocki Farms, Lowland Farm and Kirbytown Farm!
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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. Read the press release, and find out more about submitting a comment to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission...
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»
Many thanks to all who attended our Cocktail Reception at Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery on Friday, August 15. The evening was a great success with nearly 240 people in attendance! The evening included live jazz from the David Crone Trio -part of the HV Jazz Festival – and recognition to our county elected officials and planning department for their support and work protecting farmland. To help celebrate, WV Winey & Distillery debuted their newest batch of Black Dirt Bourbon, […]
Thank you! Our Benefit Reception was a Great Success with over $100,000 Raised for Land Protection!
photo above: Nick Zungoli/Exposures Gallery
Salt of the Earth Photography Exhibit at Greenwood Lake Library Sept 13-30
This photography exhibition by award winning Warwick photographer Robert Skinner features the farmers who have protected their land with Orange County Land Trust. It opened at the Seligmann Center for the Arts in Sugar Loaf in July and will be at the Greenwood Lake Library from September 13-30th.
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.
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.
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.