Jim Loughran, owner of a popular restaurant in Salisbury Mills, and his staff are enthusiastic about participating in the “Buck for Conservation” campaign for the Orange County Land Trust.
By Barbara Bedell
The Orange County Land Trust has launched a fundraising campaign, through a number of popular eateries, titled "Buck for Conservation" for open space and farmland protection projects throughout Orange County.
Patrons at participating restaurants can add a dollar to their meal checks. It's an ongoing project that will run as long as each restaurant chooses. For example, Jim Loughran, owner of Loughran's Restaurant and Irish Pub in Salisbury Mills, is pleased to participate and suggested it run indefinitely as a great way to raise money for the Land Trust.
Jim Delaune, the nonprofit's executive director, said with that kind of enthusiasm, the campaign is off to a healthy start, and he's hoping other restaurants will join in, too.
Meanwhile, those participating include John Botti's Harvest Inn in the Town of Wallkill, Landmark Inn in Warwick, Nina's in Middletown, Taco Hombre in Warwick, Catherine's in Goshen and Cosimo's in Middletown, Newburgh and Woodbury.
For more information, call the Land Trust office at 343-0840 or visit www.oclt.org, which has links to the restaurants, their menus and special offerings.