News, Calendar & Events

Reservation Forms Now Available…

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PCLT’s Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction will be April 16th, 20016. Get your tickets now by downloading and printing the below reservation form….   Click this link:  2016.pclt.dinner.reservation.form
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“WILDFLOWERS OF THE GREAT SWAMP” APRIL 10TH at 1 PM

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Brought to you by our friends at FrOGS… Carol Gracie, engaging speaker, retired botanist of the New York Botanical Garden, and photographer and co-author (with Steve Clemants) of Wildflowers in the Field and Forest: A Field Guide to the Northeastern United States and Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History, will enchant us with […]
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Save the Date! April 16, 2016 is our Annual Benefit Dinner

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Mark your calendars! The 2016 PCLT Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction will be Saturday, April 16, starting at 5:30pm. We are getting the word out now in hopes that everyone who supports land conservation in Putnam County will be able to join us and make our 47th Anniversary Dinner the biggest yet.
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More of the Great Swamp’s Ice Pond Basin Preserved

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More of the Great Swamp is now available for the enjoyment and benefit of future generations. In November, Putnam County Land Trust (PCLT) and Friends of the Great Swamp (FrOGS) closed on a 38-acre parcel formerly owned by the See family in the Ice Pond basin in Patterson. Mostly wetland, the parcel includes an acre […]
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Congress votes to make tax incentive permanent | Land Trust Alliance

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Congress votes to make tax incentive permanent | Land Trust Alliance.
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Skate in Your Big Back Yard Nov 22nd

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PCLT is hosting a community and family skating event on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the Brewster Ice Arena at 63 Fields Lane, Brewster, NY 10509 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Skate in Your Big Back Yard is a fund raising event to support the installation and maintenance of hiking and walking trails on […]
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Come Visit PCLT’s Tophill Preserve This Weekend!

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The Adirondacks? Three hours away. The Catskills? Two hours. Harriman State Park? One hour. Top Hill Preserve? In Your Big Backyard! Come Discover Top Hill Preserve THIS WEEKEND. Join us on October 10th & 11th anytime between 9am to 3pm at the Top Hill Preserve in Carmel for trail walks and birding. A kiosk table will be set up with trail maps and other PCLT info, and our Preserve Steward […]
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Visit Our Friends Over at FrOGS on Oct 24 & 25

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Meet the newest PCLT Board Members!

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Elected to the board during the 2015 annual meeting were Joe Harrison, Bill Roll, and James Joy. Two additional board members – David Chau and Sarita Chau – were recruited after the selection process and annual meeting were completed, so per our by-laws join the board for a one-year term. The new board members are: […]
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Conservation Partners Work Together to Permanently Protect Five PCLT Properties

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The Putnam County Land Trust, in conjunction with its conservation partners Westchester Land Trust (WLT) and Friends of the Great Swamp (FrOGS), is proud to announce the permanent protection of five preserves totaling more than 150 acres in Putnam County. This is the second time in as many years that these organizations have worked together […]
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Great Swamp Watershed Conservation Groups Invite Landowners to a Neighborhood Gathering

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On Sunday, July 12 2015, PCLT, along with five other conservation organizations, will co-host a neighborhood gathering to discuss topics facing local landowners in the Great Swamp Watershed. Participants will be invited to engage in dialogue with neighbors and conservation professionals about a variety of topics including invasive species management, local water quality, and bird […]
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From Our Friends at PARC’s Free to Speak Self Advocacy Group…

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The Free to Speak Self Advocacy Group at PARC has been a wonderful help to PCLT at our Lindera Loop Trail.  On May 29th they are having a Summer Songs Concert fundraiser for their organization.  Help those who help PCLT!
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PCLT SEEKS BOARD MEMBER APPLICANTS

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The Putnam County Land Trust is seeking individuals who support the concept of open space and the preservation of our natural resources to serve on its Board of Trustees. In addition to attending eight board meetings throughout the year, candidates need to be able to effectively serve on at least one board committee in order […]
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Volunteers Needed for May 9th Trail Work Parties…

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Well, spring has finally sprung (my daffodils are actually blooming!) and we have some exciting volunteer opportunities to announce. On May 9th we will be having a trail clean up and maintenance work party from 9:30 to noon at Field Farmstead.  Field Farmstead is located off of Field’s Lane about ¼ of a mile south […]
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PCLT “Breakfast with the Birds” and our BLUEBELL FESTIVAL on May 2nd

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Brewster, NY — Blue Bells are the blue flowers that carpet the forest floor in spring – taking advantage of the fact that the trees are still leafless and sunlight still reaches the forest floor.  Their color reminds us how glorious Spring can be, especially after the Winter we just experienced! To celebrate, the Putnam County […]
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ANNOUNCING THIS YEAR’S HONOREES FOR PCLT’S 46TH ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT DINNER & AUCTION

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Brewster, NY — The Putnam County Land Trust is pleased to announce this year’s honorees, to be celebrated at their upcoming 46th Anniversary Benefit Dinner & Auction on April 18th.  Robert Gentile of Camp Herrlich will be receiving the 2015 Blue Heron Award.  The Free to Speak Self Advocacy Group of PARC will be receiving […]
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“Explore Ice Pond” Presentation on March 25th

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Presentation by the Putnam County Land Trust, Friend of the Great Swamp and the Patterson Historical Society.  Explore Ice Pond Conservation Area, owned by the Putnam County Land Trust. Learn about the pond’s unique geological features, the wealth of plant & animal life that it supports, its historic importance, recreational opportunities, and the conservation efforts […]
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Tradelands in Action

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PCLT’s vision of preserving a large portion of the Ice Pond Basin originated 20 years ago with then-PCLT President Michael Ciaiola. What began with the donation of the Shawe Preserve in 1976 and the Twin Hill Preserve in 1995 gradually evolved into a plan to acquire the Ice Pond itself and its surrounding edges. In […]
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PCLT Dinner and Auction are April 18th, 2015. Save the Date!!!!

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Go get your calendar and reserve April 18th for PCLT’s 46th Anniversary Dinner & Auction.  Make your reservations now! Click the following link to download the  2015 Dinner Reservation Form.
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Come out for Trail Work on Nov 15th!

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Do you like to work outdoors? Do you like to hike?  Putnam County Land Trust is having a trail work party at the Glenda Farrell-Henry Ross Preserve this coming Saturday, November 15th from 9:30 to noon.  We will be replacing trail markers where needed, cleaning underbrush from the trail and removing lots of deadfall from the trail.  No experience […]
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