What do you love about living in Rensselaer County?
As a member of a group that loves the outdoors and that contributes to the quality of life in Rensselaer County, the Rensselaer Land Trust wants to hear what places in Rensselaer County are important to you, and why. The Land Trust has received funding to develop a Conservation Plan for Rensselaer County that will identify the most important places to preserve for future generations.
The land trust is holding four “Community Values Meetings” around the county to gather local input from residents on lands they value for recreation, scenic views, natural resources, wildlife and quality of life. Landowners, business owners, hikers, cyclists, hunters, skiers, snowmobilers, realtors, and anyone interested in the future of Rensselaer County’s landscapes and resources are encouraged to attend. Come to one of the meetings to make sure your values help guide the Conservation Plan.
Community Values Meetings Schedule
Thursday, February 16 • 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: HAYC3 Armory, 80 Church Street
Thursday, March 2 • 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: East Greenbush Library
Saturday, March 18 • 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Valley Falls Community Hall, 11 Charles Street, Valley Falls
Monday, April 3 • 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Location: RPI Cultural Center and Chapel
Light refreshments will be served, including pizza at evening meetings and bagels at the Saturday meeting.
Please RSVP to the Rensselaer Land Trust www.renstrust.org, or contact us for more information, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-659-5263.
Can’t make a meeting? Check out our online survey later this spring at www.renstrust.org.
The Community Values Meetings will be led in partnership with Cornell University Department of Natural Resources, with funding from the Hudson River Valley Greenway and from the Environmental Protection Fund through the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program and the NYS Conservation Partnership Program.
Rensselaer Land Trust, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and an accredited Land Trust who has been conserving land and protecting natural resources in Rensselaer County for 30 years for the benefit of our communities and future generations. They currently protect 1,263 acres in Rensselaer County, with plans to protect more. They also offer year-round hikes, workshops, events, and citizen science programs.