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Working together,
for future generations

Celebrating 15 years of community conservation

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Snow plowing & parking at RPA properties 

RPA now owns a plow truck and will be updating this web page after big storms with the plow status for parking areas at each of our properties. Please save your hikes for after the lots have been cleared, and please do not park on public roads. Help us to be good neighbors by keeping the roads clear. Learn more

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RPA is hiring a Snowplow Driver!

Would you like to support RPA’s community and earn a little extra money? Do you have experience snow plowing, have a clean driving record, and are you available during the days following a snowstorm? Learn more & apply

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Announcing the Legacy Giving Circle and the Lanford Fund Bequest Challenge

Leave a legacy of conservation for future generations! Join the Legacy Giving Circle and the Lanford Fund Bequest Challenge today. Visit our Legacy Giving Circle page to learn more about this exciting new way to give for today - and for tomorrow.

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Hunting Season Safety 

Deer hunting season in our part of New York State begins on October 1, and limited hunting is allowed on some RPA lands. Learn how to stay safe when visiting RPA's community forests and preserves. Learn more

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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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Read the 2022 Annual Report / 2023 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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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

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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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