HLT Supporters Raises $54,000 for Land Preservation at 8th Harvest Moon Dinner & Auction

IMG 7676The Harford Land Trust raised a record $54,000 at its eighth annual Harvest Moon Dinner & Auction on Saturday, October 19.  An enthusiastic sell-out crowd of over 200 people attended the event at the Bel Air Armory in support of the nonprofit’s mission of preserving land in Harford County.

Keynote speaker, Delegate Andrew Cassilly, spoke of the value of connecting people to the land to create a common vision for land preservation in Harford County. Mr. Cassilly stressed that in order to achieve this common vision, government, non-profits, civic groups, environmentalists, landowners, and developers need to effectively communicate and collaborate.20191019 HLT 0237

Major sponsors included the Office of Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, Klein's ShopRite, Ann and Art Helton of Millbrook Farm, Lassen, Marine & Webster, Inc., and GreenVest LLC. The event was made possible by the donated goods and services of over 100 local businesses and residents. Harford County Register of Wills, Derek Hopkins, donated his auctioneering services, Joppa resident Jeff Conti donated his professional decorating services, and MacGregor’s of Havre de Grace donated catering services. 

“The outpouring of support for our event shows that our community recognizes the importance of our work and understands the many benefits of land preservation,” Harford Land Trust Board President Ben Lloyd said. “Thank you to our event committee chair and board member Jo Tyson, as well as Cyndi Fitzhugh, Sarah Morris, and Jeff Conti for their work behind the scenes to make this a success.”

Over 100 paddlers take to the water in support of land preservation

The Harford Land Trust held our eighth annual Ben Boniface Kayak Poker Run event on July 13 on Otter Point Creek. 

In total, 113 participants launched from Flying Point Park in Edgewood, most on kayaks but some on stand-up paddleboards.  Paddlers navigated to designated points along the three-mile route to collect five playing cards, with the best poker hands winning prizes at the end. 

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HLT Spring 2019 Newsletter


Have a look at HLT's 2019 Spring Newsletter! Learn more about recent land preservation in Darlington, economic benefits of land preservation, and much more.


HLT Fall 2019 Newsletter

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 Have a look at the HLT Fall 2019 Newsletter! Learn more about our successful Harvest Moon Dinner & Auction, HLT's land steward program, new faces at HLT, and much more.