Westchester Land Trust
My friend Christopher Roberts of Really Social Strategies in Katonah sent me this press release about one of his clients. I am truly a greenie… really I am, I know sometimes It’s not fully expressed on this here lil ole blog, but in my life outside of the blogosphere, I support and attend and am involved in many environmental movements… especially in my local community.
On March 6th, The Westchester Land Trust is holding the Leon Levy Environmental Symposium and is thrilled to confirm that legendary journalist, travel writer,world explorer, environmental activist — and Mount Kisco/ Bedford native — Alex Shoumatoff will be the featured speaker.
The event happens Sunday, March 6th, at 3pm, at the Bedford Village Historical Hall.Admission is free and will be followed by an informal reception.
Mr. Shoumatoff is one of the most far-flung of environmental and travel writers. He writes for Vanity Fair, is a former New Yorker staff writer, has authored 10 books, and his website Dispatches From a Vanishing World is dedicated to raising consciousness about disappearing species and cultures.
A graduate of Bedford’s Rippowam-Cisqua School (and later of Harvard University),Shoumatoff credits his youth in Bedford as the primary force in making him a committed, passionate conservationist.
As a young man, he was curator of the Marsh Sanctuary in Mount Kisco and taught natural history at Rippowam-Cisqua, having inherited a love of the outdoors from his father and brother.
Appropriately, his talk is “Westchester, Bedford and the Making of a Conservationist,” and will focus on how his youth here led to his career as a writer and activist on environmental issues.
This symposium is an annual event held in honor of the late philanthropist Leon Levy, a South Salem resident who established the Jerome Levy Foundation, which provided the majority of the funding to create the Leon Levy Preserve.
The event is free, but seating is limited, so reservations are a must! RSVPs are being taken at: EBGrace@WestchesterLandTrust.org
For more information on this event, contact:Tom Andersen, WLT Deputy Executive Director, 914-241-6346 ext. 24 Tom@WestchesterLandTrust.org