Land Trust for Louisiana members gathered in downtown Hammond for an evening of celebration and fellowship with fellow supporters of conservation — all of the people who have made our work possible over the years. We gather annually for a Land Trust members’ meeting to talk about what we’ve accomplished together, and how our organization plans to continue to protect Louisiana’s lands and waters over the next year.
Thank you to our Board, the Land Trust Advisory Council, and our valued members for joining us at the 2023 Annual Meeting! We ate together, reflected on our growth, shared some exciting plans for the future, and most importantly: spent quality time with the people who are tirelessly supporting conservation in Louisiana. Some of these folks have been on this journey with us since the beginning! We are truly blessed in our friends.
We also had the opportunity to present our CEO and founding member, Dr. Jay Addison, with a special gift. He accepted two pots of the precious Abbeville iris (Iris nelsonii) on behalf of Cembell Industries — long time supporters of the Land Trust. The rarest of the Louisiana irises, they only grow in one swamp deep in Abbeville. In the future, we will be working with a landowner in Vermilion Parish to plant more Iris nelsonii and help them flourish throughout their historical range.
The Land Trust for Louisiana team is grateful to get to do this work with these people! Check out some pics from the evening below.