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Working together,
for future generations

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Join our team this Summer as our new Stewardship Manager

Have you ever wanted to work in Land Conservation in Rensselaer County? Now is your opportunity! We are accepting resumes and cover letters through May 26, 2023. Learn more about this position here.


Summer Raffle for Conservation is Open Now!

This Summer we are offering another great raffle! Buy a ticket and you could win a 1974 Mansfield Canoe, perfect for one or two person excursions on the ponds and lakes of Upstate New York! Raffle runs from May 25 - June 21 at midnight. Click here to learn more and buy your tickets!

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Rensselaer Plateau Alliance and Rensselaer Land Trust begin steps to merge 

After years of parallel and collaborative conservation work, we are excited to announce that RPA and RLT have begun taking steps to merge. As a merged organization, with the skills, knowledge, assets, and member support of both land trusts, we will be able to go even further on behalf of this land we all love. Find more information and FAQ's here.

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Connect with the land through a program or outing

There are so many events going on! From speaker series talks to Nature Book Club to mindful nature walks (and more!), we really hope you'll find something that interests you. For a complete, up-to-date list of programs and outings, visit our Events page

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RPA announces success of Forests Forever Campaign for land conservation and stewardship!

Launched in 2021, the Forest Forever Campaign set out to raise 2 million dollars for acquiring important forestland on the Rensselaer Plateau and establishing an endowment for long-term land management and stewardship. We are so excited to share that our campaign exceeded its 2 million dollar goal! Learn more


Read the 2021 Annual Report / 2022 Newsletter Highlights

RPA's members and volunteers are literally at the heart of local conservation. This annual publication is our way of reflecting back just a sliver of the gratitude and stories that collect each year. Read the newsletter

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Keep up and share the latest news in the red eft reader!

Community conservation is built on passion, hard work, and some amazing stories. Stay up to date and share with your friends! Read the stories

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