Stowe Land Trust Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Stowe Land Trust (SLT) announced today that it is celebrating its 25th anniversary at Trapp Family Lodge on Sunday, November 4th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  This year’s annual meeting is dedicated to present and former board members whose commitment to land conservation has contributed to the success of SLT.

Opening remarks will be made by Johannes von Trapp, one of SLT’s founding board members.  Executive Director, Heather Furman, will present a retrospective of 25 years of land conservation in the Stowe area.  Stowe Land Trust and Trapp Family Lodge also plan to announce an exciting new partnership honoring the von Trapp family’s commitment to protecting the working landscape.

John Elder, author and retired Middlebury College professor, is the featured speaker for this special event.  His talk will focus on conservation, community and our affiliation with the land drawing on his experience with environmental literature and conservation.  His last three books, Reading the Mountains of Home, The Frog Run, and Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa, combined discussion of the Vermont landscape with memoir.  He has also been active in statewide programs to protect our natural environment, serving on the boards of the Vermont Land Trust, the Center for Whole Communities and Vermont Family Forests.  

Join a hike to Sunset Rock hosted by SLT from 2:30 – 3:30 pm prior to annual meeting.  Meet in front of the Town Hall, Akeley Building.  

For more information or to RSVP for SLT’s 25th Annual Meeting Celebration, please call 802.253.7221.