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2018 Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony

Start Date: Sunday, November 04, 2018 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

General Admission $30 per person
Includes buffet dinner. Cash bar available.

RSVP by November 1

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This year please consider joining our Annual Meeting's Host Committee at a gift level of $100 or more. Contributors who give $100 or more will be recognized as members of the Host Committee in the Annual Meeting's program.

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Join our Board of Directors and Executive Director, John Winter, as he presents two exciting new RLT plans: our 2018 to 2030 Rensselaer County Conservation Plan and our Hudson River Access Plan.

The 2018 to 2030 Land Conservation Plan was designed as a “greenprint” of land conservation priorities in Rensselaer County and identifies and maps the natural resources that RLT and its partners are looking to conserve. The Plan is the first comprehensive study of this kind for the entire county and was prepared in collaboration with public and private partners and stakeholders. The Plan also identifies key conservation priorities in each municipality in the County.

The Hudson River Access Plan identifies places along the Hudson River waterfront where residents and visitors can access the water. It was prepared using information on existing conditions at 44 sites and provides recommendations for improved access along the entire Rensselaer County waterfront. When implemented, with direct involvement of each river community, Rensselaer County will have a significantly more accessible waterfront. 

 

2018 Honorees

2018 marks the third year that the Land Trust will be honoring two individuals at our Annual Meeting. Peter Wood will receive the Volunteer of the Year Award and David Fleming, Supervisor of the Town of Nassau, will receive the William Niemi Conservation Leadership Award.

Peter Wood is the Steward of the Robert Ingalls Preserve in Stephentown.  A longtime supporter of the Rensselaer Land Trust, Peter is a regular participant in the weekly Trail Crew, RLT’s representative to Celebrate Stephentown, and an active member of the Outings Committee.  As Ingalls Steward, he has expanded the trail network, maintained the parking lot, and been an ambassador to visitors, keeping the kiosk up to date with information, leading many hikes that highlight the history of this beautiful property on the Black Creek. Peter is the guy who will research the rare plant found by the Trail Crew and suggest a trail reroute to avoid its disturbance.  He will send fabulous photos of mushroom blooms for RLT’s Facebook page because he finds such delight in them.  The Rensselaer Land Trust is very fortunate to have Peter as a supporter and volunteer.


David Fleming has earned the William Niemi Conservation Leadership Award for his strong record of doing the right thing for the environment and for successfully protecting the natural resources of Rensselaer County. David has been Supervisor of the Town of Nassau since 2008. As Supervisor, he was a leader in the successful fight to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline. He has been tireless in the battle to clean up the Dewey Loeffell Superfund site and to prevent a hard rock mine in a residential neighborhood – using the courts, science-based evidence, and a lot of determination.  David led the establishment of the Town of Nassau’s Mud Pond Preserve, with public trails around a rare peat wetland. David has supported RLT’s Kinderhook Creek Preserve in Nassau, and he also is a friend and supporter of the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance and the Agricultural Stewardship Association. In addition to his Town Supervisor duties, David is Chief Operating Officer of Featherstonhaugh, Wiley & Clyne, LLP, and a leading consultant on cemetery regulation and operations.

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