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Swann Family Preserve

This past summer we lost an important advocate for the lands of Stockbridge. Clover Swann was not only a member of the Stockbridge Land Trust for over 20 years, she served many of those years as the Trust’s secretery. She was instrumental in conserving hundreds of acres of the Swann Estate on and around Cherry Hill. She cared deeply for the land and wanted to preserve it. She also had great insights about other properties and people in town. Her memories of Stockbridge and her knowledge of history was such an asset. Her generosity, preservation of the land and legacy will last for many generations and something we may not fully appreciate for some time to come.

To help preserve and protect the lands Clover Swann so loved, we’ve set up this campaign with a goal of $100,000.

2022-10-27T21:26:36-04:00October 27th, 2022|

In Memory of Helga S Orthofer

We lost a beautiful advocate of our lands in Stockbridge, with the passing of Helga S. Orthofer on September 20, 2022.

Helga and her late husband John Kaiser were early environmental and conservation leaders in Stockbridge in granting to the Stockbridge Land Trust a conservation restriction on their scenic and environmentally sensitive lands located on East Street, a significant gateway entrance to our Town.

We are very grateful for the leadership and selflessness of Helga and her husband. As a token of our appreciation, the Stockbridge Land Trust made a donation to the Helga S. Orthofer Memorial Fund in memory of Helga.  This fund  supports the painter-in-residence program at Chesterwood which was established at the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

2022-10-20T11:35:09-04:00October 14th, 2022|

Annual Meeting – Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 10AM – Chestnut Preserve

Stockbridge, MA - The Stockbridge Land Trust will hold its 2022 Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 8, 2022 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Stockbridge Chestnut Preserve . Besides very brief business, we will have the pleasure of hearing from two members of the staff of the Berkshire Natural Resource Council (BNRC) - Mackenzie Greer (Director of Community Programs) and Deanna Smith (High Road Manager).  They will provide some background and an update on the BNRC's High Road Project.

2022-09-23T12:53:11-04:00September 13th, 2022|
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