- NEWS & INFORMATION
The Blog is an ongoing commentary on the plants, animals, and terrain on our protected properties. Read it frequently to see what the BLT board members and visitors have spotted as they monitor or stroll the preserves. If you see something interesting when you are visiting the Bellamy, Two Rivers, Long Horizons, or Canfield Preserves, email us.
To permanently protect and preserve local farmland, fields, forests, and wetlands through acquisition or easement; to conserve the natural, scenic, and historic resources of these properties and educate the public about them; and, where feasible, to provide access for their enjoyment by the community at large.
Ian McLaren joins the BLT Board
The board of directors is delighted to welcome Ian McLeran. A committed advocate for open space, Ian will be monitoring our properties, sometimes helped by his two young sons. Read the press release with more about Ian here.
Below, BLT treasurer Bob Ueberbacher awards Samantha Ismail the BLT scholarship for 2017.
Announcing the BLT 2017 scholarship recipient
With pleasure the board of directors has awarded Bethlehem resident Samantha Ismail a $1,000.00 scholarship to support her studies at Virginia Tech, where she will major in diary science. A 2017 high school senior, Samantha works at Arethusa Farm, loves everything about cows, and has been an active volunteer and excellent student.
Congratulations, Samantha! We look forward to your success as a dairy farmer and preserver of our precious farmland.
Future scholars, take note:
The scholarship is open to all Bethlehem residents studying environmental or conservation sciences, forestry, or agriculture. Information for the 2018 scholarship will be posted in the fall.