Mr. Ellis’s Story — Ruston, Louisiana
“I’m doing it for my grandson.” Mr. Ellis has spent the entirety of his 80-some years on the property his grandfather bought in north Louisiana generations ago. A lover of this land, he has grown crops, raised chickens, fished the pond, and watched small saplings grow into giants.
He took action to ensure the family land would stay protected for future generations through the donation of a conservation easement to Land Trust for Louisiana — a gift to his family and the community, who have witnessed old forests and peach orchards convert to subdivisions all around them.
Can you donate today so we can help property owners across the state, like Mr. Ellis, preserve their heritage?
Mary’s Story — Shreveport, Louisiana
Mary is a young mom with a passion for parks and conservation. Generous end-of-year donors like her allow us to build a solid budget going into the new year, and helps us get to know what’s important to our supporters! In Mary’s case, she’s dedicated to spreading the word around her hometown of Shreveport about the work of the Land Trust.
This fall, we worked with Mary to host a gathering in her home to talk about the importance of land conservation. It was a huge success, and we were happy to meet a host of people eager to learn more and be a part of this vital work! Our supporters come from all corners of the state and walks of life — and they believe conservation helps ALL of us.
Will you make an end-of-year gift from your own corner of Louisiana land?
As the year ends, we are asking you to remind yourself of how important this work is to our children and grandchildren. While you’re at it, recognize that YOU are quite literally the reason we were able to help Mr. Ellis save his patch of paradise — and provide wildlife habitat, purer air, more beautiful scenic views, and cleaner water for the community!
This work is for all of us. Let’s keep it moving forward!