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PCLT RECEIVES $7500 GRANT

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Putnam County Land Trust was awarded a $7500 grant as part of a public-private partnership aimed at boosting local land conservation efforts in New York State. The award was announced as part of a press conference held at Mohonk Gatehouse in New Paltz, New York on April 25th.The New York State Conservation Partnership Program is […]
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BIRDS, BLOOMS & BARK! This weekend…

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PCLT board member John Vangor will lead a program on Saturday May 11th called Birds, Blooms & Bark. The program will take place at PCLT’s Ice Pond Preserve at 9am. This is the ideal time for viewing migratory birds so come along to learn more about them, to learn more about the early spring ephemerals […]
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JOIN PCLT & PARC FOR A WORK PARTY 4/27 ON LINDERA LOOP TRAIL

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The Free to Speak Self-Advocacy Group from PARC has adopted the Lindera Loop Trail as their community service project.  They have scheduled their semi annual work day on the trail for next Saturday April 27th, 2013.  Their goal is to have more contact with the community so with that in mind, they invite you to […]
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APRIL 7TH ‘MOSS WALK’ POSTPOSED DUE TO INJURY

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Due to an injury, the Moss Walk with Dr. William Buck scheduled for next Sunday, April 7th is being postponed until further notice.
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SENATOR BALL PRESENTS PROCLAMATION TO EAGLE SCOUT WHO WORKED ON PCLT PRESERVE

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Senator Greg Ball  (Patterson – R, C, I) presented Robert Firriolo Jr. of Troop 440 in the town of Carmel with a New York State Senate Proclamations for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.  See the press release here:  http://www.nysenate.gov/press-release/carmel-teen-achieves-highest-ranking-scouting
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PAUL KUPCHOK TO RECEIVE LEADERSHIP-IN-GIVING AWARD

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Two Putnam residents will be honored for their contributions to environmental conservation and education during the 44th Anniversary Putnam County Land Trust Dinner on Saturday, April 13th. For the 12th consecutive year, the land trust will be honoring an individual from PutnamCountywho has contributed to a culture in which respect for the natural landscape is […]
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VICTOR GROSSMAN TO RECEIVE BLUE HERON AWARD

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Two Putnam residents will be honored for their contributions to environmental conservation and education during the 44th Anniversary Putnam County Land Trust Dinner on Saturday, April 13th. For the 12th consecutive year, the land trust will be honoring an individual from PutnamCountywho has contributed to a culture in which respect for the natural landscape is […]
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EXPLORING BURDICK PRESERVE

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You may have seen the front page article in a recent edition of the Putnam Press!  On a chilly Saturday in February, trustees of PCLT along with members of FrOGS, Bedford Audubon and Westchester Land Trust took a stroll through the newly-donated Burdick Preserve.  The goal of the walk-throught was to understand “the lay of the […]
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SEND US YOUR PHOTOS!

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Send Us Your Photos!  PCLT is asking for photos that PCLT members and the public have taken at our various preserves.  For each photo you submit please include the photographer’s name, the location, date taken, and what the photo is about.  Submit photos to info@pclt.net.  Select photos will be published on PCLT’s webpage, facebook page, […]
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NEW DRIVEWAY AT PCLT HEADQUARTERS

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The new driveway at the Dorrie O’Brien House will allow access to the Lindera Loop Trail, Putnam County’s first handicapped-accessible trail.  (Ignore the date on the picture, this was taken about two weeks ago.)
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“MODEL FOREST” PRESENTATION AT FrOGS MEETING

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Chris Hendershot will speak about Clearpool’s Model Forest at FrOGS (Friends of the Great Swamp) Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 9 at 2PM at the Patterson Community Church Fellowship Hall, Rte 311 in Patterson.  The Model Forest at Clearpool is an educational site where landowners can see best-management forestry projects in action as well as some […]
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PCLT’S 44th ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT DINNER & AUCTION WILL BE APRIL 13, 2013

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Join in the celebration as Putnam County Land Trust marks 44 years of preserving open space and protecting sensitive habitats in Putnam County- right in your big backyard.    Enjoy live music by Bruce Eisenstein, a sumptuously wonderful buffet dinner, their famous silent auction of eclectic items and an exciting Live Auction led by Ivan and […]
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PCLT ANNOUNCES ITS 29th PRESERVE!

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The Putnam County Land Trust (PCLT) recently announced it has received a donation of approximately 100 acres along Bullet Hole Road and Ice Pond Road in the Town of Patterson.  The land was donated by Bedford residents Bob and Beth Mancini.   With this addition, PCLT now has 29 preserves and 1 conservation easement within Putnam […]
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PCLT’s 2013 Benefit Dinner & Auction – April 13, 2013

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Save the Date Don’t miss out on the fun! Plan to attend PCLT’s Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction April 13, 2013 Details and Reservations will be available early in 2013
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October Saturday Morning Programs

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The Saturday Morning Programs in October will take place on October 6th and October 27th.  The October 6th Native Plant ID program will meet at 9 am and be about 3 hours long.  This particular program will be limited in size.  Reservations are a must.  To make a reservation please e mail volunteer@pclt.net or call […]
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Up Close and Personal with the Creatures of the Great Swamp

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FrOGS presents “Up Close and Personal with the Creatures of the Great Swamp:  Snakes, Turtles and Frogs.”  A program with with live animals from The Nature of Things with Debbie Mumford. Friday, September 14th at 7pm at the Patterson Library on Rt. 311 in Patterson, NY.  Learn about the lives and adaptations of these creatures.  Great for families!  Program is […]
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PCLT Annual Membership Meeting

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The annual membership meeting of the Putnam County Land Trust will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at theDorrie O Brien House, 63 Cobb Road, Brewster. The meeting is open to the public however, only members may vote at this meeting.  A short business meeting will be followed with a presentation by Michael Cunningham, […]
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September 2012 First and Third Saturdays

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The September First Saturday for Native Plant Identification,  will be moved to September 8th because of the Labor Day weekend.  The walk will be held on the Brandon Farm Preserve on Route 164 starting at 8:30 am in the morning.  For more information or to register, please e mail  info@pclt.net or call 845 278 2808. The Third Saturday Program […]
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PCLT First and Third Saturday Morning Program!

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Putnam County Land Trust  First and Third Saturday Morning Program The Putnam County Land Trust is initiating a program to be held on the First and Third Saturday morning each month, weather permitting.  The program will begin in August and be held on August 4th and August 18th. These sessions are designed to foster appreciation for the natural flora that […]
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PCLT’s 2012 Benefit Dinner and Auction

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Saturday, April 21, 2012 – 5:30 PM 43rd Anniversary Dinner and Auction Starr Ridge Banquet and Conference Center 38 Starr Ridge Road, Brewster, NY Please join your friends and neighbors as they celebrate Putnam County Land Trust’s achievements in preserving open space and protecting sensitive habitats in Putnam County. Our annual Benefit Dinner features an […]
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