OCLT Receives BBB Charity Seal
The Orange County Land Trust has been awarded the Charity Seal of the Better Business Bureau, an important designation for charitable organizations.
The Charity Seal of the BBB signifies that the Land Trust adheres to strict guidelines concerning accuracy and transparency in its fundraising solicitations, financial management and reporting, and in its evaluation of charity effectiveness.
Welcome! Since our inception, the Orange County Land Trusthas helped protect nearly 4,700 acres of land through the negotiation of conservation agreements with private land owners, property donations, and the acquisition of private property. The acreage is comprised of unique meadows, fertile farmlands, stream corridors, wetlands, forests and recreational acres. Many of the properties are open to the public, while others remain private properties with agreements that preclude future development. Read more»
Many thanks to all who attended our Cocktail Reception at Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery on Friday, August 15. The evening was a great success with nearly 240 people in attendance! The evening included live jazz from the David Crone Trio -part of the HV Jazz Festival – and recognition to our county elected officials and planning department for their support and work protecting farmland. To help celebrate, WV Winey & Distillery debuted their newest batch of Black Dirt Bourbon, […]
Thank you! Our Benefit Reception was a Great Success with over $100,000 Raised for Land Protection!
Orange County Land Trust Awarded Accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission
Orange County Land Trust has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, it was announced recently.
The OCLT is one of only 280 land trusts across the country that have been awarded accreditation since the program began in 2008. Accredited land trusts are authorized to display the above seal indicating to the public that they meet national standards for excellence and adhere to Land Trust Standards & Practices when conserving land and stewarding protected lands. The seal is a mark of distinction in land protection.
"Orange County Land Trust's accredited status demonstrates our commitment to permanent land conservation," said Marlena Lange, president of the OCLT. "Our land trust is a stronger organization today having gone through the rigorous accreditation program."
_____________________________ Salt of the Earth Photography Exhibit at Greenwood Lake Library Sept 13-30
This photography exhibition by award winning Warwick photographer Robert Skinner features the farmers who have protected their land with Orange County Land Trust. It opened at the Seligmann Center for the Arts in Sugar Loaf in July and will be at the Greenwood Lake Library from September 13-30th. Read more