CHATHAM — Columbia County is a very special place, and it is up to all of us who live here to keep it that way.
On Sept. 28, at Hudson Hall, the Columbia Land Conservancy will be celebrating three extraordinary women — Judy Grunberg, Lindsey Lusher Shute and Wendy Power Spielmann — whose heroic contributions have made a significant impact on our landscape and our community.
“Each of these women has done so much to conserve this place we call home,” said Executive Director Peter Paden. “Judy has been single-handedly responsible for the conservation of several thousand acres of important conservation land. Lindsey has been a leading voice for making farmland accessible and affordable for young people. For nearly 25 years Wendy has volunteered her time and energy to assist in the care and maintenance of CLC’s public lands. We are proud to be able to honor their contributions.”
Paden added, “The event has taken on added significance in the wake of Judy’s very recent illness and death. Along with so many others, we mourn her loss but we are grateful for an opportunity to publicly celebrate her long legacy of conservation.”
In addition to honoring Grunberg, Lusher Shute and Power Spielmann, attendees will enjoy a dinner featuring products from CLC-protected farms and have the chance to support CLC through a live auction and funding specific program needs.
Tickets are available for the celebration at a price of $350 and can be purchased at clctrust.org/celebrate. The deadline to RSVP is Sept. 14.