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Please join us on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan, for our Annual Luncheon where we will honor the Adams family – OSI founding Chairman John, his wife Patricia, and their children Kate, John Hamilton and Ramsay – for their tremendous contributions as individuals and as a family, to the environmental well-being of so many communities, from the Hudson Valley to the Catskills to the Southern Appalachians, and beyond.

Over many years, John and Patricia Adams and their family have worked together
to honor and protect the natural world. John Adams is the Founding Chairman of the
Open Space Institute and has served as the Chair of the board of trustees since its
establishment in 1974. In both the Beaverkill and Garrison, New York, John and
Patricia have worked with OSI and the community to preserve and enhance, 28,000
acres of property for public use.

John and Patricia have passed their love of the natural world onto their children. Kate,
John Hamilton, and Ramsay, and nephews Tom and McCrae all reflect, in both their
personal and professional lives, the common commitment to the environment.
In the amazing example set by John — Founding Director of The Natural Resources
Defense Council and the recipient of numerous awards and commendations in recognition of his work, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States — the Adams are one of America’s great conservation families.

Inspired by the Adams’ enormous impact, we are also celebrating the legacy of families in conservation. Each year, OSI bestows our annual Land Conservation Award on an individual or group who has made significant contributions to protecting open space, and the benefits it brings; this year’s event takes on special significance, as we celebrate the impact of OSI’s own Chairman and his dedicated family, as well as many other committed families.

Tickets may be purchased here or using this mail-in form. The event will be a wonderful opportunity to learn about our land protection accomplishments and goals, while celebrating families that have been leaving a lasting legacy of conservation for generations.



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