August 20, 2010 On Saturday, August 14, the WRP hosted the USA’s first Landscape Auction at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center. By all accounts, this first-in-the-US event was a resounding success!
150 people attended – individuals came from Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, and Massachusetts Over 30 items sold – the highest-price item sold was a public access area conservation project at Pinch Rock on the White River in Royalton; the item sold for $7,200 via donations from Vermont Law School staff & faculty, White River Partnership individual & business members, and individual event attendees $20,000 raised – donations ranged from $25 to $3,500 Event highlights – Rusty DeWees as celebrity auctioneer, meeting participating landowners, hayrides to VTC farm centers, live radio broadcast from Oldies 104.3FM, local food tasting including Cabot cheese, Hurricane Flats popcorn, Champlain Orchard apple cider and Green Mountain Coffee Event sponsors – Cabot, Davis Conservation Foundation, Green Mountain Coffee, Green Mountain National Forest, Oldies 104.3FM, ORVIS, Rusty DeWees, South Royalton Market, Vermont Technical College
Check out which items sold – and which are still for sale – at the official Landscape Auction website.
Read what the media had to say about this landmark event: Burlington Free Press article, August 15, 2010 Herald of Randolph article, August 19, 2010 THANK YOU to everyone who attended, participated, and donated their time and money to make the USA’s first Landscape Auction a success!