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- Created: January 18, 2010
Celebration of Success
- Created: February 14, 2008
HLT’s Celebration of Success on October 13, was itself a success with over $7,000 in contributions toward the next round of land preservation projects. Active volunteers and supporters gathered at the cocktail hour at the Havre de
In a pleasant, informal atmosphere the event centered on two of the Trust’s earliest successes, the acquisition and creation of the Forest Greens Lake Preserve and its best known and certainly most photographed preservation project,
There was special recognition for Penny and Brad Crothers whose family had played a leading role in the Forest Greens project. The late Ed Crothers and his wife Joyce had been so distressed by the possibility of destruction of their neighboring woodlands and wetlands that they personally had put down a payment on it to hold off development. The Perryman Community Association, in which they were a leading force, merged with the Forest Greens Community Association, and joined forces with the newly organized Harford Land Trust . The resulting 103-acre preserve established in 1991, is now owned by
In another interesting outcome from this project, Harry Webster, then an activist in the Forest Greens-Perryman Community Association, is now President of the Harford Land Trust.
Other special guests were Ellen and Rick Post, parents of Beth Post, who was a leader of the Ecology Club at
Joining the celebration of HLT’s earliest projects were guests responsible for its most recent projects. There were Harry Hopkins, his wife, Margaret (?), and daughter, Peggy Bachman and her husband Tom, whose farm on Priestford Road was recently preserved in partnership with the
Harry Webster presented an impressive collection of slides taken at natural areas preserved by Harford Land Trust. Since success usually breeds success, one awaits the next celebration with anticipation.