Archive for the 'Peconic Land Trust' Category

Deborah Ann Light 1935 – 2015

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Deborah Ann Light, visionary, philanthropist, preservationist, pioneer and heiress to the Upjohn pharmaceutical fortune passed away on July 21st, at her home in Gainesville, Florida after a long illness. Ms. Light was one of the first to decisively donate to the Peconic Land Trust and the community Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett. Those of us who raised children in East Hampton are quite familiar with the eastern side of Quail Hill—it’s where our kids sled each winter. She donated that hill for all of us!

In her time on this planet she amassed hundreds of acres out east as well as Northern Florida. In both of her favorite places she gave back in a big way. Her mission in life was evidently to preserve for future generations the beauty and lifestyles that were quickly becoming obsolete. 

The Peconic Land Trust has been a great steward of the land that Ms. Light and others have donated over the years. The preserved acres on both the North & South Fork as well as Shelter Island are some of the most pristine on the Eastern End of Long Island and the Land Trust shares these golden nuggets with the communities.

The Peconic Land Trust will introduce you to these must see properties. As a veteran real estate broker in the Hamptons, North Fork & Shelter Island I must tell you, these properties are very special.

Thank you, Deborah Ann Light for your vision, your philanthropic mission and your commitment to future generations. Yours was a special life.

A memorial service has been planned at 4pm on September 19th at Quail Hill Farms

The Peconic Land Trust’s Common Table

Monday, August 24th, 2015

On August 23, 2015, Judi Desiderio and Board Member Nancy Goell attended the Peconic Land Trust’s annual benefit dinner called At The Common Table. There was incredible food prepared by renowned East End chefs, Joe Realmuto, Colin Ambrose, Jason Weiner, Peter Ambrose, Jeremy Blutstein, Carissa Waechter, Madeline MC Lean, Arjun Achuthan, Laura Donnelly and Kat MC Cleland. Other local businesses that helped make this dinner a success were Channing Daughters Winery, Dock to Dish, Stuart’s Seafood, Montauk Brewing and Sweet’tauk. Along with the food there was great music and numerous generous donations for the Silent Auction. The night was perfect and a wonderful time was had by everyone!

  

Congratulations to Peconic Land Trust

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Our very own, locally grown organic Peconic Land Trust is being honored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency with an Environmental Champion Award for their work in protecting the environment and improving public health conditions. This is a federal award from EPA’s Region 2 office, which includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico & the US Virgin Island. Quite an honor!

 

The PLT was founded in 1983, is based out of Southampton but its reach for preserving land has span across Long Island. Through landowners & municipalities the PLT has preserved over 11,000 acres.

 

There are so many stunning places you can enjoy that the Land Trust has worked to preserve… Quail Hill, Bridge Gardens, Amber Waves, Shellfisher and much more. You can learn about farming, gardening, photography, shell fish, buy organic eggs, and so much more!

 

To John v. Halsey, President of the Peconic Land Trust, and his incredible board and staff… congratulations… well done!

 

 

Judi A. Desiderio, Chief Executive Officer

JD@1TownandCountry.com                  

631.324.8080 ext. 221