Annual Meeting & Community Celebration

Location of the 2019 Annual Meeting and Celebration

Celebrate Conservation and Community  

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 from 2-5 pm off Tamarack Road in Stowe

 

Join us for a celebration of 32 years of conservation in our community Sunday, September 22nd (2-5 pm) in a field off Tamarack Road in Stowe. Participate in the business meeting, and then mingle with friends & neighbors and admire the view across the valley of the newly conserved Brownsville Forest. We'll have fun activities set up on the field for the whole family. Please RSVP here -->

 

Schedule of Events

2:00 - 3:00 pm     Business Meeting and Guest Speaker*

3:00 - 5:00 pm     Live music by the Sugardaddies and Maple Run, Fun Activities (see below), Cash Bar, Pie, Ice Cream from Ben & Jerry's, and Pizza slices by Woodbelly

*There will be children's programs (ages 5+) provided by the Stowe Land Trust's Summer Naturalist, Grace, and the Market Garden School during the business portion of the event. You must be a member to vote during the business meeting.

 

Guest Speaker: Dr. Aron Steward 

Discovering the Therapeutic Power of Birds and Other Stories About How We All Need Nature to Thrive

Dr. Aron Steward is a psychologist with expertise in violence prevention, health & wellness, alternative therapies, burnout prevention, and organizational consultation. Growing up on a small farm in the rural mountains of Vermont, Dr. Steward learned the importance of work ethic, community, family, and simplicity. Those early years fostered in her a strong desire to help others; that interest later developed into motivation to obtain a degree in the counseling field. Until recently, Dr. Steward served as the Assistant Clinical Director at Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center in Colchester, VT where she cultivated the use of alternative therapies to help youth including, yoga, mindfulness practices, and nature-based strategies - including some very simple actions with striking outcomes. Dr. Steward is currently Chief of Psychology at The University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital and resides in the Burlington area with her family.

 

Activities

  • Frisbees, balls, and lawn games
  • Kids games and activities with SLT's summer naturalist Grace
  • Painting Station: paint a flag which represents what our community and conservation  means to you. We'll hang the finished products at our office in Stowe. 
  • Take a hay ride with with local farmer and SLT board member, Ryan Percy
  • Free Family Portraits by local photographer Sarah Salvas. Have your photo taken by a photographer with the beautiful Worcester Range in the background. A link to access your photo will be emailed to participants after the event. 
  • At 3 pm - take a tour of the Market Garden, a farm-based educational summer camp, which is located across the street from annual meeting!
  • More activities coming soon!