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Toast to the Valley
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Please join us on April 28th for the 2011 Toast To The Valley Event. To be held at Boordy Vineyards.
A toast to all property owners who have preserved their land, to our neighbors who support our work and to the heritage of the Long Green Valley.
Thursday, April 28, 2011 – 5:30-8:00 PM at Boordy Vineyards
Meet your Land Trust board members and staff and learn more about our work in land preservation. Friends and neighbors interested in our program are welcome to join us!
Detailed information available soon.
Thank you to all attendees of the 2010 Toast To The Valley. The evening was a great success, please enjoy pictures of the event below. (Click on image to view full-size photo)
For Immediate Release
Contact: Scott Corey - firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-913-9707
LONG GREEN LAND TRUST IS BORN TO CONSERVE THE LONG GREEN VALLEY IN NORTHEASTERN BALTIMORE COUNTY
President Long Green Land Trust
Former Long Green Valley Conservancy now Long Green Land Trust;
Nearly 3,500 Acres Permanently Conserved
(September 27, 2009) The Long Green Land Trust (LGLT), formerly the Long Green Valley Conservancy, is continuing to work with landowners to protect open space, preserve the legacy of the family farm and enhance valuable natural resources that protect the Chesapeake Bay.
The LGLT is changing its name to better distinguish it from other community groups with similar names and more clearly reflect the mission of the organization. Currently in the Long Green Valley, which contains the towns of Glen Arm, Baldwin and Hydes, three organizations exist with similar names, but whose missions are completely different. The LGLT exists to assist landowners interested in preserving productive agricultural land and open space through the sale or donation of development rights. Sales of development rights offer competitive proceeds that can be funded through various federal, state and local organizations. Donation of easements can result in significant tax benefits that can last up to 15 years.
"We hope the new name and image more accurately reflect our mission and helps to eliminate confusion with other local groups with similar names," said Scott Corey, President of the Long Green Land Trust. "Although we have a new name, our mission continues of working with landowners and family farms to protect farms and open space and working to keep the Long Green Valley long and green."
Permanent preservation of farm land and open space from development is beneficial to all Marylanders. It is becoming increasingly difficult for small, locally owned family farms to be competitive with large, factory farms. We are quite fortunate to have many family farms in the valley. These farms not only provide quality locally grown food, but they are the backbone of the valley. Conservation easements can be an attractive mechanism to provide needed capital to keep theses farms viable and competitive agricultural operations for the long term. In addition, keeping fields green and protecting old growth forests is vital to the health of the Gunpowder River, which flows directly into the Chesapeake Bay. It also maintains valuable habitat to fish and wildlife and offers a tremendous view of a green valley.
The original Long Green Valley Conservancy began protecting valuable natural resources, view sheds and open space in 1996. Today nearly 3,500 acres have been permanently preserved in the Long Green Valley.
The Long Green Valley is rich in Natural Resources, as well as home to some of Maryland's best agricultural products. Visit www.LGVC.org for information on becoming a member of the Long Green Land Trust or to learn more about conservation easements.