In June, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Land Trust. Supporters and volunteers gathered at Joseph Phelps Vineyards, who hosted and donated wine for the occasion - thank you again to Bill Phelps and family. It was a wonderful evening at their renovated winery, on their beautiful 480-acre property permanently protected by a Land Trust easement.
We were fortunate to have two founding members of the Land Trust in attendance - Harold Kelly and Duane Cronk - who we toasted, along with a number of others who have done so much for conservation and the Land Trust over the years.
Over 160 donors, volunteers, community members and advocates from throughout our history attended the party.
We announced that as of now, the Land Trust has completed 211 conservation transactions with landowners across the county, protecting over 57,000 acres. We couldn’t have done any of this without the support of a large number of volunteers - who have served on our board and committees, monitored easements, pulled invasive species, and more - and without the landowners, members and supporters whose contributions have been central to every conservation success. Thank you all for everything that you have done and are doing for conservation!