Thank you! Our guests last night made our fall fundraiser a night to remember.
The biggest event of MHLC’s 25th anniversary, we held this event in honor of the Conservancy’s conservation partners: the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, Land Trust Alliance, The Nature Conservancy, Open Space Institute, and Scenic Hudson, and in recognition of our 25th Anniversary Honoree Matt Bender, for his extraordinary commitment to MHLC.
At 5:30, guests gathered at the John Boyd Thacher State Park Visitor Center, which was built this year. With thunderstorm clouds in the far distance, decorating the horizon over the Capital Region, but blue skies above, over 230 guests joined the celebration for a lovely evening with conversation, laughter, and a celebration of over 5,000 acres conserved in our region. Dinner by Garden Bistro 24, beverages by Capital Wine and Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery, live classical guitar music from William David Simcoe, and pumpkins, gourds, and mums from Indian Ladder Farms set the scene for a lovely fall evening. Members and partners looked out from the Helderberg Escarpment over the spectacular landscapes that the MHLC community has conserved together, and looked forward towards the next 25 years of saving land in our region.
Enjoy this gallery of photos from 25 Years of Conservation: A Celebration!