Annual Meeting to Take Place January 22 at 2PM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Somers Land Trust to Hold its Annual Meeting on Sunday January 22 at 2PM

(Somers, NY) – The Somers Land Trust (SLT) will hold its 2012 annual meeting at the Somers Town House (Elephant Hotel) on Sunday January 22. The meeting will begin at 2PM. All members are invited to participate. In addition, prospective members and the general public are encouraged to attend to learn more about the SLT and the work it is doing to protect open space throughout the Town of Somers and its neighboring communities. Interested attendees will have the opportunity to become SLT members while at the meeting.

The annual meeting will include a brief formal meeting to elect SLT board members and update the membership on SLT activities. This includes information about Angle Fly Preserve, including the continued development of hiking trails, the installation of new composting toilets, scout projects, and hunting.

The meeting will also include a presentation by guest speaker Candace Schafer, Executive Director of the Westchester Land Trust. The SLT is honored to host Ms. Schafer who will speak about the future of land trusts, including the challenges that organizations such as ours face and ways to build for the future.

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About the Somers Land Trust
The Somers Land Trust (SLT) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving open space in the town of Somers. Together with the Westchester Land Trust, the SLT holds a number of conservations easements throughout Somers. In addition, we promote environmentally sensitive planning and helped devise the town survey soliciting public input for the Somers Master Plan. Perhaps the most visible achievement of the SLT is the Angle Fly Preserve. The SLT helped bring the 2000 open space funding referendum to voters whose approval enabled the purchase of Angle Fly Preserve. The SLT also assisted with the purchase of this 654 acre property in 2006 and founded the Friends of Angle Fly Preserve, a group of volunteers dedicated to protecting the natural beauty of the land for public enjoyment. For more information about the Somers Land Trust please visit somerslandtrust.org.

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