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On the Land Trust’s Work

Thu, 05/04/2023 - 09:14

The 46th annual meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island, and the North Fork happens on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Westhampton Free Library. The public has been invited to attend.

Yvette DeBow-Salsedo, a Sag Harbor resident and vice president of the Peconic Land Trust, will be the guest speaker, discussing the work of the trust. A nonprofit organization established in 1983 by John v.H. Halsey and others, it has protected almost 14,000 acres of farmland and other acreage on Long Island, providing access to fresh, locally grown food, clean drinking water, hiking trails, and gardens. She will also cover the special programs planned for the trust’s 40th anniversary.

The annual meeting’s business portion will follow with Susan Wilson of Southampton, the league’s president, presiding. This will include the adoption of the group’s 2023-24 budget and the election of officers and directors.

The Betty Desch Student Leadership Award, a $2,000 scholarship that this year will go to a Pierson High School senior, and the Carrie Chapman Catt Award, given to a league member for distinguished service, will be presented. Refreshments will be served.

Those planning to attend have been asked to call 631-324-4637 to reserve a place.

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