Gearing up for the 2014 Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction
Our 2nd Annual Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction in 2013 was a great success, and we're well underway in planning its 2014 successor. This year, we'll be holding our event at the exquisite Water's Edge Events Center in Belcamp. If you'd like to support our event through corporate sponosorship or an auction donation, forms are available here for you to print out and mail back, or fill out electronically. For more information on what makes a good auction donation, see our Auction Donation Guidelines. We also have a printable flyer that you can distribute wherever you think it will help.
Please return printed forms to:
PO Box 385
Churchville MD 21028
Please return electronic forms to:
22nd Annual Membership Meeting Held
We hosted our 22nd Annual Membership Meeting on March 22nd at Fiore Winery in Pylesville. There, we named Ben Lloyd as the new president and welcomed new directors Diane Jones, Jo Tyson, and Mike Zeller. Ben is a ninth-generation Harford Countian and has served on the board since 2008. He replaced Harry Webster, who stepped down after 8 years of presidency and 12 years on the board. Harry received our annual Conservation Award for his efforts. Also stepping down were long time board members Dennis Kirkwood and Les Eastman. Linn Griffiths was named secretary and joined Vice President Rick Post and Treasurer Jim Morris as an officer.
Jonathan McKnight provided a very informative and entertaining keynote speech about invasive species in Maryland and their control. He is the Associate Director of the Maryland DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service, which protects rare, threatened and endangered species and natural areas.
Nearly 100 people attended, including our environmental partners throughout Maryland. Harford County Council President Billy Boniface and Councilmembers Richard Slutzky and Chad Shrodes also attended, and they presented a proclamation on behalf of the Council and the County Executive to Harry Webster and Dennis Kirkwood in recognition of their work to improve Harford County. Longtime member and supporter James Thomas, founder of Jarrettsville Nurseries, presented us a special contribution of $5000.
Incoming President Ben Lloyd
James Thomas presents his gift. L->R:
Spring 2014 Newsletter
We recently mailed our Spring 2014 newsletter to members. It is available here if you would like to read it online: Spring 2014 Newsletter
Monk's Creek: Ward Property
In 2013, the HLT acquired 54 acres adjacent to their Otter Creek property.