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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

2022 WWHC Members

Mary and Mark Abbott

Louis and Felicia Adams

David Aikens

Jack Alexander and Lyn Howard

Sharon Bedford and Fred Alm

Cara Benson

Mark Bertozzi

Christina and Edward Blanchard

Susan Blandy

Jane Bolgatz

Jean and Abraham Bolgatz

Jim Bonesteel and Jill Rembetski

Linda and Terry Brennan

Jean and Jeffrey Briggs

Michael Cahill

Thomas and Maureen Cetrino

Barbara Davis

Garrett and Michele DeGraff

Fred and Mona DeMay

Craig Duncan

Fran Egbert

Kurt Eise

Priscilla Fairbank and Owen Goldfarb

David Farren and Barbara DeBuono

David and Carolyn Fleming

Randolph Franklin and Eva Freeman

David Gaskell

Shari and Dick Gibbs

Ian Glasgow

Neil Golub

Susan and Jim Goodfellow

Emilie Gould

Donald Hoffman

Martin Hotvet

Alice and Harold Howard

Naomi Ingalls

Melodee James

Alice and Harold Howard

Naomi Ingalls

Melodee James

Lois and Michael Jensen

Kathy and Vince Jimino

Theresa and Walter Kersch

Mark and Kathy Kulchock

William Lanford

Kyle Lavorgna

Lani Richards and Fred McCagg

John Meierhoffer

Hanns Meissner

Rob Morrell and Jennifer Morrell

Gary and Dale Nelson

Bill and Liz Niemi

Douglas North

Mark North

Peter Mueller and Amanda Occhionero

Chet and Karen Opalka

William and Kate Parks

Robert and Linda Peterson

Tom and Peggy Phillips

Susan Poisson-Dollar and Gerard Dollar

Leah Rappaport

Howard Read

Pamela Rehak and Gary Toth

Elizabeth Reid

Nick Reinert

Rachel Riemann Akera

Joanne Ruppel and Phil Markham

Joanne Scheibly

Kate Lovering and August Schneeberg

Tanja Eise and Michael Schwarz

Elizabeth and John Siedhoff

Donna Simms

Mary Simoni

Barbara Sinacore

Claes and Martha Sjogreen

Monica Mottolese and Jim Slavin

Erica Sparrow

John Swartwout

Janet C. Taylor

Gary Thomann

Mark Treanor

Barb Treiber

Kay and Bill Valentino                

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