Conservation couldn’t work without the people who care so much for our lands, waters, history, culture, and way of life. Thank you for continuing to support us through a challenging couple of years… and standing alongside us as we look to a bright future for conservation in Louisiana!
The future is indeed exciting. By the end of 2021 we will have protected almost 3,000 additional acres across the state, and I am thankful for increased activity this year at the state level to prioritize conservation. The House passed Concurrent Resolution No. 55 to form the Outdoor Conservation Study Group, which will make recommendations around establishing a dedicated source of conservation funding. This has the potential to generate tens of millions of dollars for conservation in Louisiana. You can learn more at Louisiana Forever.
I am also thankful this year for the new team members we’ve brought on to help us in our conservation and communication efforts – growing our capacity to take on new projects and share our mission with you.
It is with sadness and thankfulness that I reflect on Rick Wilke, a man who was dedicated to our organization, tireless in his efforts to improve his home of St. Tammany Parish, and a friend to all. His loss continues to affect us, but I remain grateful to have known and worked with him. You can read more about Rick and his legacy here.
Finally, thank you again to all of our supporters and friends. This work is fun, meaningful, and energizing thanks to all of YOU. I hope you all have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving with your loved ones!
Yours in conservation,
Land Trust for Louisiana
P.S. Tuesday, Nov. 30, is the worldwide Day of Giving. As Louisiana’s only statewide, locally-based land trust, would you consider supporting our efforts to conserve our invaluable lands and waters? You can give on our Donate page, or you can contribute to the Justin Addison Memorial Fund – established in honor of the son of our CEO and founding member, Dr. Jay Addison. However you choose to support our work, we are endlessly grateful for your backing as we look forward to a healthy 2022!