As I reflect on 2022, I’m excited to share about the GREAT year Land Trust for Louisiana has had! This year has brought incredible growth with new members, fantastic events, and real progress in conserving land. The energy and excitement for conservation our team feels from all of YOU is palpable and so cherished. Thank you for being such an important part of what we do!
Here’s just a short list of what we accomplished this year…
- We offered amazing opportunities to get outside and experience Louisiana’s lands and waters, through events like Yoga in the Sunflowers, the Maurepas Swamp Paddle, and our Fall Hike at the Abita Creek Flatwoods.
- We welcomed hundreds of new members through our events and service opportunities.
- We launched the first annual Yoga in the Sunflowers event this summer in partnership with Brenna Barzenick, owner of Downtown Yoga in Hammond. It was wildly successful. We all know Mother Nature can heal us — this event demonstrated the real need for that in our community.
- We are establishing a conservation easement at Cherokee Beach on the Tangipahoa River by year’s end, and look forward to continuing our partnership with Southeastern in establishing a research forest on this site.
- Our mighty team grew with the addition of a new Land Protection Specialist!
The growth and progress we’ve experienced this year has been thanks to the hard work and dedication of our small team, with all of YOUR support. It’s no secret that around here, we accomplish a lot with a little. As Louisiana’s only accredited, statewide, locally-based land trust, we couldn’t do any of this without you. So THANK YOU.
As we move into a time of rest, thankfulness, and reflection, we hope you will consider supporting the work of the Land Trust if you haven’t already. No amount is too small — it takes all of us doing our part, and we are truly grateful for the support you give us.
Our conservation goals are only growing from here. We continue to spread across the state, and look forward to our first project in Northeast Louisiana very soon. As we move into 2023, we will continue to keep you informed as we develop new events, protect new properties, and bring new opportunities to make a difference in our world!
Thank you, and wishing you a peaceful holiday season with your loved ones.
Yours in Conservation,
Land Trust for Louisiana