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Westchester Land Trust Will Hold Annual Benefit At Farm In North Salem

Westchester Land Trust will honor long-time board member Benjamin F. Needell.
Westchester Land Trust will honor long-time board member Benjamin F. Needell. Photo Credit: Contributed
The double-decker tent at Old Salem Farm in North Salem will be the site of the event.
The double-decker tent at Old Salem Farm in North Salem will be the site of the event. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The Westchester Land Trust board of directors and its 2015 Benefit Committee recently announced that this year’s benefit, “It’s Our Nature,” will be held on Saturday, June 13, at Old Salem Farm in North Salem.

The event will welcome more than 350 attendees and take place in a double-decker tent on Old Salem Farm with spectacular views of this premier equestrian facility, which hosted the 2014 American Gold Cup.

Guests can expect a seasonally-inspired dinner as well as dancing, silent and live auction, and more.  In addition, WLT will honor long-time board member Benjamin F. Needell for his long-standing commitment to land conservation in the community.

Needell has been a senior partner in the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York City for almost 35 years. He has been recognized as an outstanding attorney and named one of The Best Lawyers in America for real estate law as well as Best Lawyers’ “2013 New York City Real Estate Lawyer of the Year.”

In addition to being a member of the Westchester Land Trust board of directors since 2001, Needell is the chairman of the New York Restoration Project, a past chairman of the Stratton Mountain School and a member of the board of directors of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.  He and his wife, Kathy, live in Pound Ridge.

"We are proud to honor Ben for his many years of dedication to the Westchester Land Trust and his ongoing commitment to permanently protect environmentally valuable land throughout the region," Jonathan Wiesner, chairman of the WLT's board of directors said.

Tickets to this event start at $350 per person, and can be purchased through the WLT’s website westchesterlandtrust.org or by calling Grace Buck, assistant development director, at 914-234-6992 ext. 23.

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