CORNWALL BRIDGE — Guests and online auction bidders will have a chance to bid on getaways across France, a VIP package in the exclusive Loud Club at Rolling Loud, and more at the Housatonic Valley Association’s (HVA) Auction for the Environment, set for Nov. 20 at South Farms in Morris.
Proceeds from this annual fundraiser will benefit the organization’s Clean, Cold and Connected waters, Follow the Forest, and Education initiatives to protect the Housatonic Valley from the Berkshires to Long Island Sound. As the climate continues to shift, HVA is working with its partners to establish the land and water conditions needed for a healthy and climate-ready region by 2040, members said in a statement.
HVA Board member Christine Baranski, who is a critically acclaimed Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and star in CBS’s The Good Fight and HBO’s The Gilded Age, is chairwoman of the Benefit Auction Committee along with Rebecca Neary, Pat Kennedy Lahoud, Thomas Potter, Pam and Jack Baker, Philippa Durant, Margo Martindale, Diane Meier, Seth and Alexi Meyers, and Anne Swift and Lee Lord.
Along with many travel opportunities up for bid, Baranski donated an evening of dining and laughs with her and four guests and invites everyone to “…come to this fabulous party and to do all we can to protect this beautiful place we call home,” she said.
The event has sold out in recent years. A limited number of tickets remain, and can be purchased by visiting hvatoday.org or by calling 860-672-6678. Non-attendees can register for the auction to bid online at no cost by visiting hvatoday.org.
As the conservation organization dedicated to the entire 2,000 square-mile tristate Housatonic Watershed, HVA acts to protect the natural character and environmental health of the valley from the Berkshires to Long Island Sound for this and future generations.
HVA works in three ways to establish climate-ready conditions across the region by 2040: Follow the Forest to conserve a 50,000-acre woodland and wildlife climate corridor for wildlife habitat, clean water, and carbon and temperature moderation; Clean, Cold and Connected to restore and protect 500 miles of rivers and streams and drinking water sources; and Education and Equitable Representation to engage the watershed’s diverse people and communities in equitable participation in and access to a clean, healthy, and climate-ready Housatonic Watershed.
Learn more at www.hvatoday.org.