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Register now for the 2017 Harvest Moon Dinner & Auction

Join us for the Harford Land Trust's sixth annual Harvest Moon Dinner & Auction.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
6:00 to 10:00PM
Bel Air Armory
37 N Main Street | Bel Air, MD 21014


$75 per person
Tickets purchased before September 14 are $65.

Ticket includes dinner, beer, wine, live music, and live and silent auctions.

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A selection of our auction items are listed below. Check back for the full catalog in late September!

  • 3-day New York City package
  • Pilgrim’s Oak golf round
  • Visage Salon spa package
  • Original art by John Sauers
  • Rigid-bottom inflatable boat
  • Gift certificates for Harford County businesses
  • Guided local turkey hunt
  • 3-day package at Massanutten Resort Virginia
  • Wildlife photography by Frank Marsden
  • Handmade jewelry by Linn Griffiths
  • Handmade raw-edged coffee table
  • Side of local grass-fed Angus beef
  • Handcrafted corn hole set
  • Ruby-throated hummingbird banding
  • Ocean City week’s stay
  • Private Naval Academy tour and lunch in Annapolis
  • Osprey banding on the Patuxent
  • Handmade quilt
  • A year of Papa John’s pizza
  • Private plane flight over Harford County
  • Private 3-day guided Appalachian Trail hike
  • Authentic French dinner for 6 with wine pairings
  • Strays Band private performance
  • Birding by boat on the Susquehanna Flats
  • Cord of local firewood with delivery
  • Original art by Dave DeRan
  • Bushel of crabs and gift basket
  • Eden Mill canoe trip and tour of gristmill for 10
  • 2 family memberships to Ladew Gardens
  • Handmade naturalist utility knife with sheath
  • Basket of fine wines
  • Handmade lathe-turned cherry bowl
  • Hand-sewn and framed holiday cross stitch
  • Handmade giclee with butterfly motif
  • Sports photography by Todd Holden
  • Wildlife photography by Linn Griffiths
  • Pet sitting
  • Pruning/plant health service and yard-care materials
  • Baltimore symphony tickets and dinner for 2

Thank you to our generous 2017 sponsors APG Federal Credit UnionBGE, Carsins Run at Eva MarCat Sense Feline Hospital, Ecotone, Foxborough Nursery, Glenn Dudderar, Greevest LLC, Harford Financial GroupJerry Preston Hauling, IncLassen, Marine & Webster, Lee and Bob Crush, Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit, the Office of the County Executive, O'Neill Enterprises Realty & Auction ServicesPNC, and Dillon and Heather Yeung.

Jones elected VP; Depkin and Martin elected to Board

We are pleased to announce the election of Diane Jones as Vice President of the Harford Land Trust at our July Board meeting. Diane lives on her family farm near Darlington and has enjoyed the preserved land of Harford County her entire life. She is a programmer/analyst with the Social Security Administration and a loyal volunteer at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company. She is an avid equestrian and birdwatcher. Diane joined the Board in 2013. 

Daine JonesLee Depkin and Sam Martin have also joined as members of our Board of Directors. Lee’s involvement with HLT started in 2014 when he joined as our volunteer bookkeeper, a position he filled until 2016. He has also been integral to the success of our Harvest Moon Dinner & Auction event as the Event Facilitator. Both Lee and his wife Nina volunteer at the event annually. Lee and Nina reside in Forest Hill and are expecting their first child in October. Currently working with First Home Mortgage as a financial analyst, his business experience will be an incredible asset.

Sam Martin is a lifelong resident of Harford County.  He is a full time farmer and co-owner of Blue Valley Farms headquartered in Pylesville.  A dairy farm for years, Blue Valley now grows corn and soybeans on several thousand acres and is also a Pioneer Seed Dealer.  Many of the lands that they own and rent are preserved farms and Sam looks forward to becoming an active member of Harford Land Trust. Sam's land management and agriculture experience are an important addition to our Board.

We are so successful because Harford Land Trust is, quite literally, a community organization. Our staff, volunteers, and members live in and love Harford County and understand the conservation priorities of the communities in which we work.

Kayak Poker Run draws forty paddlers in Havre de Grace

Sun and low humidity made for an ideal day on the water for Harford Land Trust’s annual Kayak Poker Run on Sunday, August 12, in Havre de Grace.

Forty participants pushed off from the public boat ramp heading south shortly after 9:00AM. The five-mile course hugged the shoreline and included Swan Harbor Pier. Kayakers collected a playing card at four stops before circling back to the launch for their final card.

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The event concluded with lunch and prizes under the shade of Tydings Memorial Park.  Jay Rubinoff, of Bel Air, won a handmade wooden Greenland Storm Paddle for the best poker hand. Participants also included County Executive Barry Glassman and Harford County Community College President Dianna Phillips.

Getting people outside is what this is all about,” noted Harry Webster, former Harford Land Trust President and event volunteer.

The event was made possible by a generous donation from the Ben Boniface Memorial Fund. Other sponsors and supporters included the Office of the Harford County Executive, Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union (APGFCU), Glenn and Eleanora 

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Dudderar, Lassen, Marine & Webster, Tidewater Marina, H. Turney McKnight, and Harry and Eileen Webster, and numerous community volunteers.

Event proceeds support the Harford Land Trust’s mission of working with landowners to conserve land and protect its natural resources, scenic beauty, rural character, and promote a healthy quality of life in Harford County.

Harford Land Trust receives 2017 BGE Green Grant

The Harford Land Trust is the recipient of a 2017 Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) Green Grant award. The funds will be used in support of our 2017 Harvest Moon Auction & Dinner event on October 21.

BGE provides grants to qualifiying nonprofits in their service area with environmental focuses on conservation, eduction, energy efficiency, pollution prevention, and community engagement.