CATS is proud to announce that we have achieved ACCREDITATION with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.
To obtain accreditation, CATS submitted extensive documentation and underwent a rigorous review. “Accreditation provides greater confidence to landowners who work with us to permanently conserve their land and allow trails on their properties. It also assures the public and our donors that their support is well-placed,” said Katharine Preston, CATS board chair. “Our land trust is a stronger organization today having gone through the rigorous accreditation program.”
CATS is one of just 317 land trusts across the country that has been awarded accreditation. As an accredited land trust, we are authorized to display this seal, indicating that we meet national standards for excellence, uphold the public trust and ensure that conservation efforts are permanent. (To read the full press release, click here.)
- August 22, 2015 – Wild Edibles and Medicinal Plants of the Champlain Valley – DaCy Meadow Farm Trail, Led by Dr. Michael Burgess
- September 12, 2015 – On the Trail to the Monitor – Historic Hike at Penfield Museum and CATS’ Penfield Pond Trail, Led by Morris Glenn
- September 27, 2015 – Art Farm Trail Opening Hike
- October 17, 2015 – DaCy Meadow Farm Trail Official Opening (Lunch provided. All proceeds go to our “grant match” fund.)
- October 24, 2015 – Owl Prowl – Black Kettle Farm Trail, Led by Gregg Van Deusen
Click here for more information on these events and to register.
CATS Executive Director
- CATS Recognized by Land Trust Alliance (The Adirondack Almanack) (adirondackalmanack.com)
- CATS Application Approved By Land Trust Alliance’s Accreditation Commission (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- CATS Matching Fund Challenge (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Champlain Area Trails Honors Founding Member Bruce Klink (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Environmental Impact Award, Safe Hiking, & Owl Prowl (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)