Community Conservation

John Burgess Cultural Parade
John Burgess

Healthy Food, Healthy Communities

Programming includes the Farming for Health project, where community members share ideas on growing vegetables, herbs and medicinal plants to address health and healthy eating….

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wildlife viewing platform

Youth crews improve wildlife habitat

Groundswell Conservancy partners with Operation Fresh Start to provide job training and on-the-land conservation education for at-risk youth ages 16 to 24. The youth crews…

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children Pond Scooping

Enrichment Program for Elementary Students

In partnership with another non-profit, offers a weekly after school enrichment program for elementary students at the local school with two programs: Grades K–2 and…

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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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17-plot community garden

Community Gardens for the Foodbank

Established a 17-plot community garden at the land trust’s office. Two elevated garden beds are designated for people with special needs or mobility challenges. Organizations…

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Quail Hill Farm

Community Supported Agriculture

Peconic Land Trust owns and operates Quail Hill Farm, one of the original Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms in the United States. Since its establishment…

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Clearing the trails

Leadership, Employment Skills

Conserving Carolina hosts a Summer of Service program for community members ages 17 to 19 interested in trying something new and learning more about oneself…

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refugees in garden
Chris Fowler

Transplanting Traditions Community Farm (TTCF)

The Conservancy was given the 269-acre J. Logan and Elinor Moore Irvin Nature Preserve as a bequest in 2007 with the provision that it not…

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Caleb Kenna

Farms for Farmers program

Equity Trust is a small nonprofit working with land trusts and community groups throughout the country on land access and affordability challenges. Their Farms for…

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inspecting river finds

Rural and Urban Connections

Camp for kids ages 5 to 19 during school breaks and the summer to connect kids to the land, river and wildlife. Uses a multidisciplinary…

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