Orange County Land Trust raises close to $125,000 at annual benefit reception


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  • Provided photo Pictured from left to right at the Orange County Land Trust's reception on June 2 at the Falkirk Estate & Country Club are: William Brown, Lisa Stern, Barbara Felton and Bea Stern. The conservation efforts of Brown and Felton of Lowland Farm were recognized at the event, which was chaired by Bea Stern and Lisa Stern from the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation.



CENTRAL VALLEY — The Orange County Land Trust held its annual benefit reception on June 2 at the Falkirk Estate & Country Club, raising close to $125,000 to support its mission of conserving Orange County’s wildlife habitats, viable farmlands and watersheds.

Three hundred people attended the event to celebrate honorees William Brown and Barbara Felton of Warwick-based Lowland Farm.

The event’s theme, “Rooted in Giving: The Journey of a Conserved Farm,” celebrated Brown and Felton for their dedication to land conservation and their committed mentorship of farmers at the Chester Agricultural Center.

“We are grateful," said Orange County Land Trust Executive Director James Delaune, "to everyone who joined us that evening, our generous sponsors, and those who dedicated their time and effort in making the reception one of our best to date including, our benefit chair, the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, the Land Trust staff and board of directors, event organizer Caroline Hamling,and the Benefit Committee.”

The main sponsors of the Land Trust’s 2017 Benefit Reception were:

The Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Pell Wealth Partners, Warwick Tomatoes/Warwick Winter Market, Lowland Farm, Tuxedo Hudson Company, Satin Fine Foods, Valuation Consultants, Seely & Durland Insurance, Storm King Golf Club & Tavern, Hill-N-Dale Abstracters, Boyce Excavating, Open Space Institute, Windy Hollow Hunt, Jack F. Berkowitz & Co. and First Federal Savings of Middletown.

Additional sponsors include: Bellvale Community, Black Rock Forest Consortium, Bon Secours Charity Health System, Catania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider, PLLC, Crush & Varma Law Group, Glynwood, Hudson Highlands Environmental Consulting, Hudson Highlands Land Trust, Lehman & Getz Engineering, Lucas Speech Pathology, Masterwork Home, Planned Parenthood of Mid-Hudson Valley, PKF O’Connor Davies, Rider, Weiner, & Frankel, Ronald S. Kossar, Richard W. Hoyt - Attorney at Law, Schwartzberg & Kenyon, Storm King Art Center, Tsechen Kunchab Ling Temple, Valley Table Magazine, and Vernon Valley Farm.


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