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On October 14, 2012, we honored Bob Taylor with our Annual Conservation Award at Apple Greens Golf Course with a banquet and over 100 people.
Thank you Bob for your years of dedication to protecting open space!


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WVLT Vice President, Robert Witkowski with Bob Taylor and Christine DeBoer, Executive Director

On Sunday, October 5th, we honored  Glenn Hoagland with our 2014 Conservation Award!

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On Sunday, October 20th, 2013 at the Hare East Easement we honored Joan Burroughs with our annual Conservation Award.HareProperty2013 Chairs2WEB

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Joan has long been an advocate for open space protection.  As the great-granddaughter of Naturalist John Burroughs, she has maintained his legacy of conservation and protection of the natural world and spearheaded the four-year State and privately funded project to restore and expand hiking trails at Slabsides.  

She is currently on the board of directors at the John Burroughs Association.

This year's Honorary Committee included: Bob Anderberg, Anne Bienstock and Russell Gilmore, Peter Bienstock, Allan and Lynn Bowdery, Patricia and Richard Brooks, Donald Christian, Mary Collins, Glenn Hoagland, Jim Hoover, Sandra Hutton, John Jacobs, Cara Lee,  Jay LeFevre, John Jacobs, Paul Kellar, Ron Knapp, Annie O'Neill, Steve Rosenberg, Angela Sisson and Johanna Sokolov, Vivian and John Wadlin.

 

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The First Highway: Huguenot Homesteads from

New Paltz to Bontecoe

This year's focus on the Town of New Paltz coincides with the year-long celebration our 30th Anniversary. The closing reception will be held at a private farm on the Land Trust’s first easement.

The tour will explore the fascinating legacy of New Paltz’s Huguenots and their expansion northward along the eastern banks of the Wallkill River to Bontecoe on the Esopus border. The “Patentees”  - as the first dozen settlers were called – built their houses on the terrace above the Wallkill River where vistas sweep west to the Shawangunk Mountains. Their descendants moved beyond New Paltz to cultivate the rich alluvial soil of the floodplain.

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Sherwood’s Forest: Rural Lloyd from the Wetlands to the River
Our 2016 historic house tour explored the fascinating legacy of the Town of Lloyd’s rural interior. Perched on a shale terrace, bounded by the Swartekill marshes on the west and the Hudson cliffs to the east, its romantic rocky ridges, ravines, streams and woodsy terrain are the heroes of Warren Sherwood's poems and town history.
 
Creativity and the arts played a role in this tour, which featured eight of the town’s most important rural homesteads dating from the early 19th century to the present. Some were occupied by artists or contain interesting collections; others were fancifully re-imagined by an artistic personality or created more recently as visions of earlier 20th–century architectural traditions. They ranged from unusual stone dwellings and traditional clapboard farm houses, including a “tiny” abode, to a dramatic contemporary structure on the Hudson.
Most were never before been open to the public.
Proceeds to benefit WVLT’s land preservation efforts.
  Thank you to our Leader Sponsors!
                   

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Houses and Farms in the Wallkill River Valley
The Changing Face of Agriculture in Gardiner and Shawangunk

It was a success because of all involved- especially homeowners, sponsors, local businesses, docents, committee members, advisors- THANK YOU!!

 

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