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Orange County Land Trust Ready for 2014 Projects

Orange County Land Trust received nearly $40,000 in charitable donations from its year end giving campaign, as well as earned nearly $9,000 from its 2014 calendar sale according to Land Trust President Marlena Lange.

Lange stated she is confident that with these donations the Land Trust can remain committed to the completion of several land protection projects and programs in 2014, as well as fund a portion of the improvements to the Jack and Louise Birnberg Preserve. The preserve consists of 184-acres located in the towns of Chester and Blooming Grove, adjacent to the Heritage Trail. The acreage was a combined gift and bargain sale from the Birnberg family of Bergen County.

“This level of support from people and businesses throughout the county lets us know that the work we do to protect and preserve our local landscapes, wetlands and working farms remains a priority for the people of Orange County,” said Jim Delaune, executive director of the nonprofit land trust. Delaune added that about 60% of the Land Trust’s support comes from contributions from the community.

Orange County Land Trust has helped protect nearly 5,000 acres of land, including twelve working farms.

For more information, and for volunteer opportunities and ways of giving, visit OCLT.org or call 469-0951.

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