Heather Furman, Stowe Land Trust’s (SLT) Executive Director, announced at its 25th Annual Meeting last Sunday, the launch of a new chapter in the long-standing relationship between SLT and Trapp Family Lodge.
Today, Trapp Family Lodge has joined with SLT to establish a legacy that protects the future of the working landscape in the Stowe region. A one-dollar nightly donation to SLT will help ensure that Stowe’s essential beauty is preserved for the future. Contributions from this partnership will enable SLT to continue its important work of conserving and stewarding Stowe’s farmland, trails, waterfalls and scenic vistas.
“The legacy created by this partnership is a natural extension of the von Trapp family’s commitment to conservation and protection of the working landscape,” said Furman after thanking Johannes von Trapp for his opening remarks and for hosting this special event.
Three generations of von Trapps have set their roots in Stowe, owning and managing Trapp Family Lodge, continuing the tradition of active farming and forestry, and providing unparalleled opportunities for visitors to get out and enjoy the mountains and valleys. Continuing the family’s true pioneering spirit, Johannes von Trapp helped establish Stowe Land Trust 25 years ago, and through this commitment, the family has permanently conserved over 1,500 acres.
Furman summarized the practical simplicity of the relationship when she said, “the partnership highlights our dual commitment to the working landscape, the recreational opportunities we both cherish and the need to support each other in making our conservation goals viable.”
For more information about the partnership between Stowe Land Trust and Trapp Family Lodge, please visit www.stowelandtrust.org or call 802.253.7221.