Conserve the Valley You Love
19 Towns. One Valley.
Kestrel Land Trust is dedicated to conserving the land that sustains the quality of life and ecological integrity of the Connecticut River Valley.
Kestrel Land Trust Receives $350,000 Gift to Help Conserve the Mount Holyoke Range
The Kestrel Land Trust has received a charitable donation of $350,000 — the largest single gift in its 43-year history from a private individual.
The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, was inspired by Kestrel’s growth over the past several years: “I have tremendous confidence in Kestrel Land Trust’s ability to lead land conservation efforts in this beautiful region. The bucolic landscape of farmland, mountains, and streams can make it appear that the Valley has already been saved, but there is still so much more to do. I hope my gift will inspire other residents and philanthropists to make local land conservation a priority by investing in Kestrel.”
The majority of the gift will be used to conserve land on the Mount Holyoke and Mount Tom Ranges, in partnership with willing landowners as well as the Commonwealth, the towns where the mountains are located, and the National Park Service. “We are thrilled to be the recipient of this outstanding act of generosity,” said Kristin DeBoer, Kestrel’s Executive Director.
Holiday Open House
Thursday, December 12
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
233 N. Pleasant St., Unit 42, Amherst
As 2013 comes to an end, we welcome you to join us for a little celebration of what we’ve accomplished with your support. We will hang the holiday lights and fill the office with food, drink, and wonderful people like you. Please stop by any time between 4 ... more
Our Valley Needs Your Support Today!
If you are like me, you are passionate about this region’s beauty and rural character. This is a place where culture feels in balance with nature. It’s also a place where the rich landscape of bountiful farms, woodlands, and mountains can make it appear that the Valley has already been saved. Unfortunately, that is an illusion.
Much of the landscape that may seem protected remains at risk. As new homes are built and businesses continue to grow, Kestrel’s mission is to enhance our quality of life through careful conservation efforts to protect the farmland that feeds us, the forests that help ensure a clean water supply, and the habitat that native species need to thrive.
Kestrel Land Trust relies on the generosity of conservation-minded individuals like you. Please contribute today!
Kristin DeBoer, Executive Director