This past year, a number of our donors made their donations to honor or to remember a person or group of people.
Please join the Land Trust and those donors listed here in honoring and remembering those highlighted below.
2022 Legacy Fund Donors
Mrs. Margaret Biggs – Charles and Margaret Biggs established the 2 nd Easement that the Land Trust held in 1998. Charles was a Board member of the newly establish Land Trust and their support continues to this day.
Wayne Braunstein and Dannie Wall – Long-time friends and dedicated donors of the Land Trust.
Linda Benedict Colvin – In Honor and Loving Memory of Dr. Mark Benedict. A past Board member, whose work on land conservation and preserving ecosystems, is important today in light of global climate change.
Richard Conard – A long-time friend of the Land Trust and dedicated donor for over two decades.
Ron and Cindy Gunderson – The Gundersons’ provided the first donation to the Legacy Fund for the Matching Fund Challenge. Ron is a past Board member.
Don and Kathryn Henry – Long-time friends and dedicated donors of the Land Trust.
Georgia Jeppesen and Skylar Benedict – In Honor of the Founders of the Land Trust of the Eastern Panhandle.
Robert H. Poole – A long-time friend and dedicated donor to the Land Trust for over a decade.
Bonnie and Bill Stubblefield – In Honor and Memory of the Founders of the Land Trust and the first three Conservation Easement Holders.
- In 1997 Nancy McMurry established an Easement on 70 acres of the Harlan Spring Farm in Berkeley County. (Land that had been in the Harlan Family for 3 centuries).
- In 1998 Charles and Margaret Biggs established an Easement on 30 acres in Morgan County and have continued to add additional land. The Easement borders the Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area. Charles Biggs was an early Board member.
- In 2000 William and Judy Belton established an Easement on 120 acres of land in Morgan County, protecting a flyway for migratory birds. William Belton was an early Board member.
Michael and Susan Whalton – In Honor of the “Land, the Life It Supports, and All the People Who Are Trying to Save It”. Long-time friends and dedicated donors. Easement holders in Berkeley County. Susan served on the Land Trust Board.
Martha S. White – In Honor and Memory of Pep White and Derek White. They valued the landscape and the importance of trees.
2022 Operations/General Fund Donor
Eldon and Virginia Winston – In memory of Jim Carey (The husband of the Land Trust’s first employee – Margarita Carey)
Note: The Land Trust will post an update of the honors and memories periodically. More information on the Legacy Fund can be found on our web site. (Updated 2/2023)