Sheldrake Environmental Center will honor local residents Richard Cherry, CEO and President of the Community Environmental Center (CEC), and Matthew Karp and Wendy Weinstein Karp, owners of PLATES restaurant, for their outstanding commitments to the community and environment at its annual gala on June 6.
The Center’s fundraising gala, “Party on the Pond – Putting Sheldrake on the Map” will be held for the first time ever on the shoreline of the Larchmont Reservoir – James G. Johnson, Jr. Conservancy. The Sheldrake Environmental Center is located at 685 Weaver Street in Larchmont adjacent to the reservoir and provides educational programs, community events and organizes volunteers to help maintain the property.
A new 2.5 mile trail map of the area will also be unveiled.
According to Sheldrake Environmental Center Executive Director, Holly Moskow, the gala is a unique opportunity for members of the Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Scarsdale and surrounding communities to come together to honor local residents who have contributed to the environment and community life and to explore and enjoy the conservancy property in its evening splendor.
“Thousands of school children and adults are familiar with the reservoir property through the various education programs we run here. This year we wanted to extend the invitation to the broader population to come and enjoy the natural beauty of the Larchmont Reservoir, a wonderful resource that is available to the community throughout the year.