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October 1, 2016, 6 PM
Great Hollow Nature Preserve
225 Connecticut 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812
Wine Tasting & Hors d’Oeuvres
(courtesy of Fairgrounds Wine and Spirits)
Exclusive small plate menu prepared for the occasion
$95 Per Person
The Board of Directors would like to honor and say farewell
to our past board members, who have helped bring us to
where we are today. We appreciate and are thankful for your
dedicated years of service to our land trust, conserving and
protecting the open spaces around us.
David Bevan, Helen Gallagher, John Jesse,
Terry Lent, Jeff Main, Leonard “Dusty” Martin,
Mary McConnell-Meachen, and Russ Strilowich
Dress: Formal & Fun – Diamonds, Denim,Black Tie and Cowboy or Hiking Boots
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|Strong Birch $1,200 Table for 10, 1/2 page ad|
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The Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust is a 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization
The New Fairfield Land Trust and The Land Trust of Danbury have officially merged into one land trust organization serving the Candlewood Valley area. The newly merged nonprofit organization will now go by, The Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust.
On June 6th, 2016, a joint meeting between the two land trusts took place at the Great Hollow Nature Preserve in New Fairfield. Members and Board members from both land trusts gathered to deliberate and vote on whether or not they felt merging was in the best interest of their beloved organizations. The vote was unanimously in favor of co-functioning.
This is a huge accomplishment on both sides and together we will achieve much more than we could of if we remained individual organizations.” Richard Hlavenka, President of the New Fairfield Land Trust stated.
Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust now stewards over 38 joint properties under protection which represents approximately 430 acres. Merging the two land trusts together will create a stronger and more diverse organization than standing alone. What the land trust of Danbury cannot offer, the New Fairfield Land Trust can. “We felt that each land trust brought to the table different pieces of the puzzle, that now merged, can cohesively fit together.” Said the President of The Land Trust of Danbury, Michael Marcus.
Both land trusts have concrete backgrounds in conserving open spaces. For decades, each has made it their mission to preserve and protect natural open spaces for their communities to enjoy now and in the future.
We are really excited to see where the merger will take us as a unified land trust. We’ve been working really hard since December to make this happen and it finally has!” -Christiana Thompson, the Executive Director of the freshly merged land trust.
Together they will expand their property horizon, utilize one another and continue to preserve open spaces in the Northwestern part of Connecticut.
DANBURY, Conn. – (September 8, 2015) – The Land Trust of Danbury is proud to announce that it has applied for accreditation with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.
The accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working land forever. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. So far only 317 land trusts have earned this national mark of distinction.
“This is a very exciting time for the Land Trust of Danbury,” said Land Trust President Michael Marcus. “Going through the accreditation process has strengthened our Land Trust and affirmed all the hard work we have done over the years protecting land in Danbury and serving the residents of the Danbury area,” he said.
The Commission is an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America.
A public comment period is now open. The Commission accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Land Trust of Danbury complies with national quality standards which address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see www.landtrustaccreditation.org . You may e-mail your comment to email@example.com Comments may also be faxed ,or mailed, to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: Fax: 528-587-3183; Mail: 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Comments on the Land Trust Danbury application should be received by the Commission before October 27, 2015.
About the Land Trust of Danbury
The Land Trust of Danbury is a private, nonprofit corporation formed in 1971 for the sole purpose of protecting open space including woodlands, fields, ponds, vernal pools and other wetlands for scenic views, walking or running, nature education and inspiration, and wildlife habitats. The land trust advises individuals, families and business landowners of alternative land preservation methods, including possible tax benefits.
About the Land Trust Accreditation Commission
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, based in Saratoga Springs, New York, inspires excellence, promotes public trust and ensures permanence in the conservation of open lands by recognizing land trust organizations that meet rigorous quality standards and that strive for continuous improvement. The Commission is governed by a volunteer board of land conservation and nonprofit management experts from across the country.
Wine at Sunset Gala Event on August 23rd, 2015, including:
A letter from the president, Michael Marcus
Our Outstanding Service Award Recipient, Dr. Helena Nitowski
A list of the Board of Directors
Flow of the Evening
A complete Wine and Hors D’oeuvres Menu
Information about the Live and Silent Auction Items
A list of all those who donated