Why do I volunteer for Rensselaer Land Trust? I love Rensselaer County and consider it – all of its green spaces, lakes, woods, and hills – one of the region’s greatest gems. When we moved here 25 years ago from Albany County we thought Rensselaer County was the best-kept secret in the Capital District. Since then, we’ve watched the population grow by leaps and bounds, and the number of subdivisions and commercial areas soar. I want to use my skills to help protect as many of the rural and wilderness areas of the county as possible – for me, for my children, and for the unborn generations to come. This place is too gorgeous to lose.” Beth Schroeder, volunteer and member.