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We’re in this together,
for the future

We invite you to be a leader of land conservation and join a growing circle of members who contribute $1,000 or more annually to conservation. 


Woods & Water Heritage Circle members receive an Early-Access Honorary Committee invitation to our annual Gala and an invitation to a members-only dinner held at Historic Eastfield Village.
This special, annual gathering is a small token of our deep gratitude for your contributions to community conservation in Rensselaer County.

How To Join

If your annual gifts to conservation are $1,000 or more you are automatically a member of the Woods & Water Heritage Circle.

Want to learn more? Reach out to Jim Bonesteel at 518-712-9211 or or Bay Habshey at

“I believe that the Capital Region is rising to the next level of cultural and economic success. That is why I support conservation on the Rensselaer Plateau — our natural areas are essential to healthy and successful communities.”


Chet Opalka

Forests Forever Honorary Co-Chair and Woods & Water Heritage Circle Member

2024 Woods & Water Heritage Circle Members

Mary and Mark Abbott

Kevin and Mary Albert

Fred Alm and Sharon Bedford

Anthony Belsito

Cara Benson

Mark Bertozzi

Christina and Edward Blanchard

Susan Blandy

Karen Boswell

Jean and Jeffrey Briggs

Anne Burton

Michael Cahill

Thomas and Maureen Cetrino

Bonnie Cook

Kathy and Ron Cooke

Barbara Dangman

Garrett and Michele DeGraff

Fred and Mona DeMay

Craig and Sheryl Duncan

Fran Egbert

Elaine Ellis

Barbara DeBuono and David Farren

David and Carolyn Fleming

David Gaskell

Barbara Gerzonich

Shari and Dick Gibbs

Ian Glasgow and Laurie Gold

Susan and Jim Goodfellow

Emilie Gould

Shirley and Christopher Greagan

Harry and Lisa Gutheil

Alejandro Gutierrez and Lucia Skwarek

Donald Hoffman

Marcia Hopple

Martin Hotvet

Alice and Harold Howard

Jack Alexander and Lyn Howard

Betsy Howe

Naomi Ingalls

Lois and Michael Jensen

Kathy and Vince Jimino

Elizabeth Kauffman

Theresa and Walter Kersch

William Lanford

Sally Lawrence

John Meierhoffer

Hanns Meissner

Elizabeth Morley

Gary and Dale Nelson

Peter Neusel

Bill and Liz Niemi

Douglas North

Mark North

Peter Mueller and Amanda Occhionero

Chet and Karen Opalka

Kate and Williams Park

Deborah and Stephen Pentak

Robert and Linda Peterson

Tom and Peggy Phillips

Gerard Dollar and Susan Poisson-Dollar

Howard and Susan Read

Dewey Hill and Elizabeth Reid

Jim Bonesteel and Jill Rembetski

Fred McCagg and Lani Richards

Rachel Riemann Akera

Jean and Tracy Rosenthal

Jeffrey and Karen Ross

Kate Lovering and August Schneeberg

Bethany and Paul Schroeder

Tanja Eise and Michael Schwarz

Elizabeth and John Siedhoff

Donna Simms

Monica Mottolese and Jim Slavin

Joe Durkin and Linda Stadtlander

Karen and Todd Strong

Lawrence Howard and Susan Taylor

Gary Thomann

Christine Timber

Cheryl Mugno and Bill Trumpeter

Bill and Kay Valentino    

Bob Goepfert and JudyAnn Wade

Peter Cottrell and Peter Wood

Robert Crowley and Dana Yamashita

Kristina and Mark Younger           

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