HHLT Commits to Preserve 2,500 Acres

Land Trust celebrates 25th anniversary with over 300 supporters

During the Hudson Highlands Land Trust’s (HHLT) 25th Anniversary Gala on Friday, Oct. 10, at Boscobel House and Gardens, HHLT Director Fred Rich announced the Land Trust’s commitment to preserve 2,500 acres of Legacy Landscapes parcels, directly and in partnership with other regional organizations, over the next five years. Leading the way, eight HHLT Board Members have pledged to donate conservation agreements on their own properties.

Established in 2011, the Legacy Landscapes Project is a strategic plan that identifies parcels throughout the Land Trust’s mission area that are important land protection priorities. The Land Trust will continue its work in partnership with private landowners, regional organizations and government agencies, like NYS Parks and DEC, to achieve this ambitious goal.

Rich’s announcement of the Land Trust’s commitment to build on its past success and continue to serve as the region’s primary agent for preserving open space was made during the formal program portion of HHLT’s gala celebration of 25 years of protecting the Hudson Highlands, which was attended by more than 330 friends, supporters and partners of the community-based land conservation organization.

For more information about the Hudson Highlands Land Trust, an accredited, community-based nonprofit dedicated to the protection of the Hudson Highlands, visit hhlt.org.


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