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
Support Kestrel Through Valley Gives!
On Thursday, December 12, 2013, join Kestrel in Valley Gives, the region-wide online giving day! Every donation Kestrel receives through Valley Gives will support our work to conserve wildlands, woodlands, and farmlands for generations to come. And, every dollar you contribute will be MATCHED by a generous challenge grant up to $20,000!
Your gift will also boost Kestrel's chances of receiving a share of the $225,000 prize pool. Grants of $5,000 to $10,000 will be given for "Most Donors" and "Most Money Raised," and "Golden Ticket" prizes of $1,200 will be randomly attached to donations throughout the day. Your gift could trigger one of these prizes for Kestrel!
• Make an online gift to Kestrel through the Valley Gives page on 12.12.13. You'll create a secure, private account before making your gift.
• You don't have to wait until Thursday: Every pre-scheduled donation will count to the Valley Gives Day totals!
• "Like" Kestrel's FaceBook page and follow our progress.
• Encourage your family & friends to support Kestrel on 12.12.13.
Thanks for your generous support!