HHLT Donates Connecting to Libraries and Schools

Commemorative book also available for purchase

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust has announced that it is donating copies of its newly released book, Connecting: Celebrating the People and Places of the Hudson Highlands, to public school and community libraries within its Highlands mission area in commemoration of its 25th Anniversary.

Christine Ashburn’s photographs capture the deep connection between the land and the people, and local residents have shared their stories of the ties that bind us to the Hudson Highlands.

In the series of essays that complement the photos, Col. James M. Johnson describes historic events that shaped the nation’s history; Jocelyn Apicello and Jason Angell write of their experience farming family land; Gwendolyn Bounds reflects on the renewal found through outdoor recreation; Irene O’Garden discusses how the Highlands have inspired the arts; and Lisa Mechaley and Andrew Revkin look ahead to future generations.

Those interested in purchasing a copy of Connecting can pick one up at the HHLT office in Garrison or at local retail outlets, including Boscobel House and Gardens Gift Store (Garrison), Garrison Café (Garrison), Putnam History Museum (Cold Spring), Clearwaters Gifts at Jones Farm (Cornwall), Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Nature Store (Cornwall) and Storm King Adventure Tours (Cornwall-on-Hudson). Copies are priced at $85 per book ($75/book for orders of 10 or more). All proceeds from book sales support HHLT’s conservation mission.

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