Various memorial services are set in honor of September 11, 2001:
Vassar College Alumna Elizabeth “Liz” Putnam – legendary founder of the Student Conservation Association (SCA) – will return to her alma mater to kick off three days of conservation work on the 530-acre Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve. A focal point of the three days will be planting upwards of 1,100 trees to reforest a 5-acre section of the Farm and Preserve, now a living laboratory for natural science education and research that Vassar also maintains as a public open space.
Liz Putnam launched SCA – and with it the American conservation service movement – in 1957, based on an idea that she first presented in her senior thesis at Vassar. This year alone, SCA’s 4,000 participants – primarily high school, college, and graduate student volunteers and interns – will render more than two million hours of needed service to America’s public lands. For her visionary work, she became the first conservationist awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal at a White House ceremony with President Obama.
9/11 MEMORIAL SERVICE, On Wednesday September 11, 2013 at the “Paul Tegtmeier Memorial Site” located at Hackett Hill Park in Hyde Park, NY. Beginning at 6:30PM free candles will be provided at the entry table. The opening ceremony will start at 7PM. Before & after the ceremony, there will also be a firetruck available at the site where you can make your contribution for the Worthwhile Food Drive. Help us fill the truck. For more information, contact Nancy or Bob Goreninger @ 845-229-9206 or Stephanie @ 914-475-1335