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Creating a Culture of Caring

Kennebunkport Conservation Trust (KCT) has provided field trips for the local elementary school for 10 years. Each grade adopts a different land trust property, learning…

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A day outside together four kids and a volunteer learning to fish

Foster a greater understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the natural environment

For nearly 30 years, the Little Traverse Conservancy (LTC) has offered programs and activities on their lands, as well as in the classroom, to foster…

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building a walkway
© Sue Beach

Immersion Programs

Joshua’s Trust partners with EASTCONN, a public, nonprofit, Regional Educational Service Center, to provide a formative field experience over six to seven summer weeks building…

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kids and staff investigating the bay
© David Perry

Preparing the next generation to become good stewards

As part of its pledge to protect land in perpetuity, the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy is preparing the next generation to appreciate the environment and…

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educating through sharing and making food
© JJ Harris

Connecting kids to healthy food in school

Athens Land Trust partners with FoodCorps and Clarke County School District to provide in-school and after-school education. As a host site, FoodCorps service members work…

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Kids connecting with farm animals
© Melanee Cottrill

Bringing Food into the Classroom

Sponsored by Raley’s, this “Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm” program connects 240 fourth- and fifth-graders per year to the land. With classroom lessons followed…

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couple fly fishing in the fall
© Grant Taylor, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) are partnering to further the recovery of injured and disabled veterans. The collaboration holds…

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Honoring Veterans through Conservation

The Many Rivers Chapter of the Prairie Enthusiasts in south-central Minnesota helped lead a community prairie restoration project next to the Mankato Vietnam Veterans Memorial….

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Veterans Park
Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

Peace park honoring Maui veterans

The Hawaiian Islands Land Trust accepted the donation of a 4.5-acre parcel near densely populated Wailuku, the county seat of Maui. The property overlooks the…

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Two kids picking veggies

Five Tips for Addressing Food and Hunger

1. Brainstorm with individuals, community organizations, local businesses and agencies on how your land trust might be able to help. Share examples of what other…

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