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Bayou Land Conservancy
April 6, 2010

I first learned about Legacy Land Trust and became a member in 2005, the same year I become alarmed by the numbers of dead woodland animals on the roads and railroad tracks in my neighborhood, animals killed as they fled heavily wooded tracts being clear-cut for development. It soon became clear-cut to me that the natural lands in my area were disappearing, and I found that Legacy Land Trust's mission of preserving ecologically valuable land by creating conservation easements jelled with my own notions about land use. Currently I serve as secretary on the board of directors. My "Legacy" ensures that over 8,000 acres in the Houston region will remain undeveloped for generations to come. As a natural outgrowth of its mission, Legacy now provides ecological education for children, an invaluable resource for area school districts which are under pressure to increase science education but have been denied the funding to do so. Because I believe in the need and urgency of Legacy Land Trust's missions and am aware that funding is scarce, I gladly donate my time and my money.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Legacy Land Trust preserves accessible by the public for nature observation and study, birdwatching, bicycling, hiking, horseback riding, and paddling.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning about land conservation from the pros.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Inclusive, generous, smart, talented.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

protect more land from development, and educate more children and adults.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I have helped write policy (Legacy governance), escorted children at preserves (nature education), manned booths (outreach), visited preserved tracts (stewardship).