My True Home by Susan Whalton, LTEP “The Mark Eddy...
Life at the Land Trust in the days of COVID-19
Our Sincere Thanks and Gratitude
Thank you to all those on the “front lines” who are working hard to keep everyone safe. Many of you or your family members are part of this amazing team of individuals working non-stop each and every day.
A Time for Reflections
As the board of the Land Trust of the Eastern Panhandle of WV (LTEP) reflects on our current global health crisis and the impact on our community, we find ourselves also reflecting on our organization, our mission, and our short and long-term impacts.
In preparing for our 25th anniversary celebration we found ourselves needing to cancel and rethink many of our celebratory events. At the same time, this reflection allows us an opportunity to consider what is happening around us and what we can do in the next 25 years to make us a more powerful organization for taking care of people, water, and land.
People in our community are literally “recharging” safely in their own backyards and neighborhoods. Neighboring roads with rolling hills, working farms and conservation easements, are being used for walking, biking and simply a drive to enjoy nature as part of staying safe and healthy.
Conservation through easements is long lasting. COVID-19 is a reminder that we often do not fully understand all the benefits of protecting and preserving precious resources, such as the quality of the water that sustains us. We do know that conservation easements are an important part of that protection, and we will continue to make them a priority for this community.
Our Commitment to You
When we all work together, the LTEP can continue to preserve the scenic beauty and historic character, protect productive farmland, work for a healthy, balanced economy, and preserve the natural resources of the Eastern Panhandle of WV for the short and long term.
Please take care of yourself and your families.
“Just being surrounded by bountiful nature, rejuvenates and inspires.” — EO Wilson