Balancing Sound Development & Effective Conservation
Welcome to the Greene Land Trust
From the high peaks of the Catskill Mountains, to the historic shores of the Hudson River, Greene County New York features a diverse and productive landscape.
To preserve and protect the rural character of Greene County, the Greene Land Trust works with a wide range of partners to facilitate a balance between sound development and effective conservation. The Greene Land Trust’s primary goal is to work with public and private landowners to protect natural and cultural resources for future generations.
"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." - Aldo Leopold
Progress on the Porch
Waiting for more funding to complete the porch. Hopefully the railing and steps will be installed in 2019.
GLT Receives Grants
GLT is proud to announce that we have received three grants totaling more than $36,000 from the Land Trust Alliance Partnership Grant program. Most of the funds will help us to hire our first part time staff person (more about that in a few days). Remaining funds help to cover our costs for acquiring two conservation easements that were generously donated by land owners. Each of the grants requires GLT to provide a cash match from its own funds.
These grants are funded by the Environmental Protection Fund through the Department of Environmental Conservation.
Great day for a walk at Catskill Creek
Weather was wonderful and we got to weelcome new friends at our first "official" walk on the Catskill Creek properrty. Thanks to all who came out for this fun event.
GLT Receives Grant from Hudson River Estuary Program
GLT is pleased to announce that it has received a grant to create a Natural Resource Inventory (NRI)) for Greene County. The NRI will help prioritize projects that will most benefit the protection of sensitive habitats, increase resilience, and improve the overall health of the watershed within Greene County. The project will also identify conservation priorities that GLT use will to consider land conservation opportunities we should pursue. This will help us assure that we use your donations are used effectively. This project is made possible by a $35,000 grant from the Hudson River Estuary Program funded by the NYS Environmental Protection Fund. To learn more about this project click here
Leigh Ann Smith, Full Moon Willows, 11 x 14, oil on canvas, 2017
Holiday Open House at the Willows
480 Rt 385 Athens, NY 12015
Saturday December 1, 2018 1-4 PM
Join us on December 1 to celebrate the season! Once again this year we will have the Willows at Brandow Point decorated and open to the public for a free event on Saturday.
Local author and illustrator, Hudson Talbott will be doing a book signing from 2:30 to 4 with three of his books: "River of Dreams -The Story of the Hudson River," "United Tweets of America: 50 State Birds Their Stories, Their Glories," and his new book "Picturing America:Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art."
We will have a simple holiday craft for kids to make, and of course refreshments. We hope you will stop by to see progress on the restoration of this beautiful old house and visit with us about our plans and events for the coming year.
Festive Evening Celebration
Friday November 30, 2018 6:30-8:30 PM
Please join us for our FREE Saturday Open House
on the Lawn at the historic
Willows at Brandow Point
Saturday September 29, 2018 2-5:30
The Willows, 480 Rt 385 Athens, NY
An afternoon of music at the Willows at Brandow Point.
Wickers Creek Band at the Willows September 29, 2018
The event kicked off at 2 PM with music by Wickers Creek Band. They performed an eclectic mix of traditional American music, primarily in the Bluegrass tradition.
They were followed by Breakneck Ridge Revue , a folk "jam band" of Hudson Valley musicians building twangy but danceable sets around a mix of traditional and original songs ranging from blues to folk to rock -- from John Prine to the Beatles -- but always with a homegrown feel.
The weather was wonderful and all who attended enjoyed the afternoon. Food and beverages were provided by Crossroads Brewery and Best of the Wurst.
Just like Subaru-- Dog Tested and Dog Approved. Really good hot dogs from Best of the Wurst.