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Below find testimonials from visitors and volunteers who have explored and contributed to the Rensselear Land Trust over the years. Click the pagination buttons to cycle through them.

  • 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.
  • Several neighbors have already told me how happy they are that I put the land in conservation easement. I’m glad that many of my neighbors seem to share my appreciation for how beautiful the area is and want to maintain it that way rather than see it developed.” Alice LeBlanc, Randall Creek Conservation Easement, Stephentown.
  • My goals are the same as those of the Rensselaer Land Trust. I’m ecstatic to see some of your recent land acquisitions. You are making my dreams come true.” Dr. David Hunt, volunteer and member.
  • I’ve always derived a sense of spiritual replenishment from my time in natural surroundings, especially around water. I consider organizations like Rensselaer Land Trust to be an important counter-balance to the pressures to develop land, which in many cases is conducted with only profit in mind, and with no concern for the impact on the future.” Fred Alm, volunteer and member.
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