D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Moonlight Masquerade

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Pictured: Phil Getty of the Bucks County Audubon Society. His entire costume is sourced from his farm or his neighbor’s property. Getty describes himself as “The Green Man,” a mythical creature from England that celebrates fertility.

Photography by Erica Cardenas

Over 200 guests gathered in celebration of D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Moonlight Masquerade, Down to Earth Ball where discussions included current and future projects within the nonprofit. Conversations consisted of the continuous land preservation work D&R Greenway has been known for since its founding in 1989. New projects include Trenton’s Capital City Farm and a storytelling app for Abbott Marshlands. “If there’s one thing everyone can agree on it’s leaving our children and future generations clean air and a beautiful landscape view,” said Meredith Asplundh Gardner, host of this year’s Gala at historic Tusculum and co-chair Masquerade Ball Committee.

President & CEO Linda Mead announced the “Land for Life campaign” before the dance and karaoke party. “We launched our Land for Life Campaign to build our capacity to continue to preserve and care for land. The time to preserve  land is now. In 30 years, our state will be the first to be either completely developed or preserved. What happens is up to all of us. We have the leadership to get this done, and by reaching the goals of our Land for Life Campaign we will make it happen,” assured Mead.

For more information, visit www.drgreenway.org.

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Allegra Lovejoy and Ilene Dube

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Curator Diana Moore

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CEO Linda Mead

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Phyllis Marchand

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