News, Calendar & Events

“Explore Ice Pond” Presentation on March 25th

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

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!!!!

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!

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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You’re Invited to the Opening Ceremony of the Diverting Reservoir Trail…

PUTNAM COUNTY LAND TRUST AND NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ANNOUNCE COMPLETION OF THE DIVERTING RESERVOIR TRAIL  New trail was built through partnership between Putnam County land stewards, citizens, volunteers and New York City DEP  Recreation trail will open with community hike on Aug. 22, 2014  The Putnam County Land Trust (PCLT) and […]
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Diverting Reservoir Trail

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Work Party Prepares the New Diverting Reservoir Trail

Volunteers from the ranks of Concerned Residents of Southeast (CRSE), Putnam County Land Trust (PCLT) and some local Boy Scouts got together on Saturday, July 26th  and Sunday, July 27th to work on the soon-to-be-opened Diverting Reservoir Trail. The volunteers spent Saturday hauling out trash and tires, they weed-whacked and cleaned along the sides and center of the trail, […]
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Conservation Partners Hold Ribbon Cutting for 115-Acre Dextra Baldwin McGonagle Preserve in Patterson, NY

In a unique public-private partnership, Putnam County Land Trust (PCLT), Westchester Land Trust (WLT) and Friends of the Great Swamp (FrOGS) recently protected a 115-acre parcel of land in the Ice Pond Conservation Area of the Great Swamp — a region of statewide ecological significance — in the Town of Patterson, New York. The protection […]
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Eagles Soar on PCLT Preserves…

Scouts work on PCLT Preserves over the years. Sorry, this isn’t a newsflash of a bald eagle sighting on PCLT land.  This is about Eagles of another feather.  Over the past number of years most of Putnam County Land Trust’s preserves have been improved by the efforts of Boy Scouts earning their Eagle Scout Rank.  […]
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Butterfly Walk in Dover with FrOGS and OLC…

Brought to you by our friends at FrOGS and the Oblong Land Conservancy: Butterfly Walk at the Slocum-Mostachetti Preserve Saturday, August 2 For more info, contact the Oblong Land Conservancy at 845-855-3266 or oblongland@gmail.com Butterfly Walk led by Bill Wallace, who has studied and catalogued the Butterflies of the Great Swamp for ten years. Wear […]
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Come Sailing With Us!

TICKETS NOW ON SALE!!!! Tickets are $50 per person.  Space is extremely limited, and tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis.  To reserve your ticket(s) email events@pclt.net or call 845/278-2808.  Once your reservation is confirmed, payment must be received within 5 business days.  Checks should be payable to ‘Putnam County Land Trust’ and […]
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Check out the new Danner Preserve Video

PCLT Member and Steward David Chau has created the second TRAILers video, this one is for the Danner Preserve on the Putnam and Westchester border. After checking out the video, visit the Danner Preserve page for directions, description and maps.
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New! Preserve in Putnam Valley

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Garden Recreational Preserve

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New! Anne Perrone Preserve

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New! Dextra Baldwin McGonagle Preserve

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PCLT & Oblong Land Conservancy Receive “Catalyst” Grant

Local Conservation Groups Benefit from State Conservation Initiative Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced in April that $1.4 million in Conservation Partnership Program grant money would go to 50 non-profit land trusts across the State.  Both the Oblong Land Conservancy (OLC), based in Pawling/Dover, and the Putnam County Land Trust (PCLT), based in Patterson, are beneficiaries […]
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“Trail Blitz” Work Party Volunteers Needed June 1st…

  …AT THE ROBERT & JOSEPHINE KOESTNER PRESERVE The Putnam County Land Trust (PCLT) is looking for volunteers for a work party on Sunday, June 1, 2014.  From 9 am to 12 noon, volunteers will be gathering to do trail work at the Robert and Josephine Koestner Preserve.  The Koestner Preserve is a 1.68 acre […]
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Looking for New Boardmembers

Five former Putnam County Land Trust boardmembers  were recently awarded Emeritus status as they “retired” from the PCLT Board. These were talented and giving volunteers whose service as trustees contributed to the organization’s success over the past several years, and they will be missed.  While some had been off the board for a number of […]
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PCLT Awarded $9,000 Grant

On April 24th Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $1.4 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 50 nonprofit land trusts across the State with the purpose of boosting tourism and public access.  PCLT was one of fifty organizations to receive a portion of the competitive grant funding.  The $9,000 grant will enable the all-volunteer Putnam […]
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