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Orange County Land Trust Celebrates 30 Years at 2023 Benefit Reception

2022 Benefit Reception

Thursday, June 15th, 6 pm-9 pm, Falkirk Estate & Country Club

Mountainville, NY- The Orange County Land Trust will celebrate its 30 year anniversary at their upcoming benefit reception on Thursday, June 15th from 6-9 pm at the Falkirk Estate & Country Club in Central Valley. The event’s honorees are Walden Savings Bank and The Lenape Center.

Walden Savings Bank will be honored for helping to launch OCLT’s historic Sugar Loaf Mountain project. During the initial stages of the project, the bank pledged a loan making it possible for OCLT to embark on an ambitious fundraising campaign. This vital seed funding enabled the land trust to move forward on purchasing the 300-acre Sugar Loaf Mountain property with significant momentum.

The Lenape Center will also be recognized for furthering their vision of Lenapehoking, the Lenape homeland through community, culture, and the arts; into Orange County and the Hudson Valley region. The benefit chairs are Dr. Richard and Jo Marvel Hull.

Individual tickets are $200 each and can be purchased online at or by calling 845-534-3690, x10. Event sponsorships and advertising opportunities are also available for purchase. The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, May 31st. OCLT will also host an online auction for those unable to attend the event, but wish to support the Land Trust’s mission. The auction will be accessible from the Land Trust’s website.

The Land Trust is grateful for its land patron sponsors, and business sponsors; including:

Lowland Farm, BBG&G, Walden Savings Bank, First Federal Savings of Middletown, Land Family Foundation, Pell Wealth Partners, Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, The Berman Field Foundation, DeGraw & DeHaan, Johnson Foley & Cirigliano PC, Minkus Family Farms, Soons Orchard, Hudson Highlands Environmental Consulting, Hudson Valley Credit Union, Independent Helicopters, Jacob Matthews- Associate Real Estate Broker at Ellis Sotheby's International Realty, J&G Law, Orange & Rockland Utilities, PKF O’Connor Davies, The Ruby Group, Schwartzberg & Kenyon, Seely & Durland Insurance, and Hill-N-Dale Abstracters.

The Orange County Land Trust is dedicated to protecting Orange County's wild habitats, biologically-diverse lands, and working farmland through conservation agreements with willing landowners. To make a donation or for more information, please visit or call (845) 534-3690.

WSB President & CEO Derrik Wynkoop and OCLT Executive Director Jim Delaune, 2023 Earth Day Shredding Event, Montgomery, NY. Credit: WSB.

Joe Baker, Executive Director of The Lenape Center.

Credit Costa Boutsikaris.

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