25th Anniversary Country Barbecue!

The Columbia County Land Conservancy (CLC) is a non-profit organization that’s become close to our hearts. It works in partnership with local landowners and communities in Columbia County, New York, to protect wildlife habitats, farmland, and rural open space, and to encourage balanced growth.

Because agriculture plays a central role in the economy in our area, CLC works to support and sustain a strong and vibrant rural community, ensuring that development respects historic traditions, natural resources, and that public access to open space is preserved.

If you plan to be in the area this Sunday, I encourage you to attend what is always a wonderful fundraising event, the Country Barbecue. Nice folks, great food, and lots and lots of fun things to do! And if not, consider donating to CLC, or some other land-trust organization in your area.

About Smallpeace

Michele Karas is a poet, essayist, and longstanding professional copywriter, who currently works for a top-five US book publisher. Her poems and prose have appeared in literary journals, including Tinderbox, THRUSH, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Narrative magazine, among others. Michele holds a BA in Journalism from San Diego State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from CUNY, The City College of New York. Find her on Twitter @small_peace.
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