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“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” — Gary Snyder
The Land Trust of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia operates under a small budget. Much of the work of the Land Trust is done by our volunteer Board members. To continue increasing public awareness of the benefits of conservation easements, to close additional easements, and to support operational expenses, including baseline documentation and insurance, the Land Trust of the Eastern Panhandle relies on donor financial support.
Since 1995 The Land Trust of the Eastern Panhandle has worked to protect important cultural, historic and ecological terrain in Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan Counties. On average over 2 easements are closed per year and the acreage added averages just over 250 acres per year. As of 2020, we have 50 easements protecting over 4,800 acres. We are proud of all that the Land Trust of the Eastern Panhandle has accomplished thus far. We are committed to a future in which our community unites even more strongly to ensure the protection of our most fundamental gifts – our land and our water.
YOUR GIFT TODAY WILL SHAPE THE FUTURE OF OUR REGION
To keep and enhance our promise of land protection FOREVER, and in honor of our 25th anniversary in 2020, we proudly announce the establishment of a Legacy Fund with the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation to provide financial support in perpetuity to protect and grow conservation easements.
The purpose of the Fund is to support and offset costs associated with influencing, establishing, and maintaining conservation easements in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties. We intend, with the help of our Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, to grow the Legacy Fund into a source of sustainable revenue that will allow the Land Trust to help cover these costs. We are ever-grateful to the landowners whose vision and love of their land made them reach out to protect their land, and shape the future of our landscape. It is our responsibility as a community to continue to gift forward by preserving and protecting our landscape for future generations that they may value and enjoy the beauty and sustainable resources, as we do.
Please consider a gift of any amount to the Land Trust of the Eastern Panhandle. We are a registered 501 (c )(3) non-profit organization and your gift is fully tax deductible.
Thank you for helping us protect the region that we love – our beautiful Panhandle.
You can send your gift directly to:
The Land Trust of the Eastern Panhandle, P.O. Box 2240, Martinsburg, WV 25402-2240.
Please indicate on the subject field if your gift is to support the Land Trust’s operating fund, or if your gift is to help us grow our Legacy Fund.
Contributions to the Land Trust of the Eastern Panhandle Legacy Fund can also be sent to:
The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, 229 E. Martin St. Suite 4, Martinsburg, WV 25401.