Conservation

Stowe Land Trust Completes Fund Raising Effort

The Kaiser Farm is one of the last remaining working farms in Stowe, and is a reminder of the importance of protecting the special landscape sourrounding us.  Thanks to the Stowe Land Trust, and the generous donations from the organization's supporters, this 49 acre farm will remain part of the working landscape out in scenic Nebraska Valley.  Stowe Land Trust, will purchase a conservation easement, and in turn, sell the property to the new buyers at the agricultural value. 

Christine Kaiser, has farmed there for decades, and was featured in the Ben Hewitt's book, The Town That Food Saved, about the local food movement, in Hardwick.

This collaborative conservation effort, along with the Vermont Land Trust, will ensure this scenic farmland be perserved, provide access to farm fresh and local food in the area, and support the next generation of farmers in our community.  Andrew and Annie Paradee are the young couple who will be buying the farm. 

The completion date of the purchase and ultimate preservation of the property, is projected to take place by the end of April.  For more information about this exciting project, you can visit the Stowe Land Trust website.

  source: StoweLandTrust.org   

 

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    Stowe Land Trust Completes Fund Raising Effort

    The Kaiser Farm is one of the last remaining working farms in Stowe, and is a reminder of the importance of protecting the special landscape sourrounding us.  Thanks to the Stowe Land Trust, and the generous donations from the organization's supporters, this 49 acre farm will remain part of the working landscape out in scenic Nebraska Valley.  Stowe Land Trust, will purchase a conservation easement, and in turn, sell the property to the new buyers at the agricultural value. 

    Christine Kaiser, has farmed there for decades, and was featured in the Ben Hewitt's book, The Town That Food Saved, about the local food movement, in Hardwick.

    This collaborative conservation effort, along with the Vermont Land Trust, will ensure this scenic farmland be perserved, provide access to farm fresh and local food in the area, and support the next generation of farmers in our community.  Andrew and Annie Paradee are the young couple who will be buying the farm. 

    The completion date of the purchase and ultimate preservation of the property, is projected to take place by the end of April.  For more information about this exciting project, you can visit the Stowe Land Trust website.

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      $5 Million Dollar Donation for Conserving 750 Acres

      What has been elusive for decades, may now become a reality - the conservation of 750 acres in the Brownsville area of Stowe, know by many as the Story Land. 

      Stowe Land Trust has received $5 million from an anonymous donor meant to go toward the purchase of this unique and stunning property, which was listed for sale at $9.95 million last August. The donation which was made through The Vermont Community Foundation is the largest in the Foundation's 33 year history.

      If SLT is successful in raising the remaining 10% of acquisition costs plus project expenses and a contribution to its stewardship endowment, totaling $750,000, Brownsville Forest will be its largest land purchase for conservation since it was founded in 1987. 

      The property is currently owned by the niece and nephews of the late Genevieve Story whose husband purchased the land for her as a wedding gift in 1950. The children remember coming up to visit their aunt, Ms. Story, and their grandmother who spent every summer in Brownsville. They have fond memories of taking walks down Brownsville Road to enjoy the views, marveling at wildlife, and picking raspberries by the beaver ponds. Through the years, Ms. Story allowed people to enjoy the property for  hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross country skiing, walking and more, but over the past few years the property has been posted.  When the conservation of Brownsville Forest has been accomplished, public access will then be secure for the community to enjoy in perpetuity.

      For more detail and information on this incredible, once in a lifetime conservation opportunity, you can go to the Stowe Land Trust website.  To make a donation to the project you can go here.

      Source: Stowelandtrust.org

      Brownsville Forest Update

      Stowe Land Trust is getting closer to preserving Brownsville Forest - a one of a kind property consisting of 750 acres including one of the most important and beautiful forest areas in the town of Stowe.  In addition to the very generous donation of $5 million from an anonymous donor, Stowe Land Trust is seeking to receive a total of 750 donations from our community in order to receive $75,000 toward the overall fundraising effort, from a group of land trust supporters which will double the financial impact of each donation!  So far Stowe Land Trust has received 243 donations to date and is therefore in need of a little over 500 more.  There are many fundraising efforts in process which will soon increase the total needed. To learn more about the Brownsville Forest project, you can go here.  If you would like to make a donation, you can access the secure form here.

       

       Source: Stowelandtrust.org Photo taken at the Brownsville evening walk event, Friday May 17th.