East Cooper Land Trust became an accredited land trust in July 2017, a status that can be renewed every five years. Accreditation means East Cooper Land Trust meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. East Cooper Land Trust demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate the commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. To learn more about land trust accreditation and the current accreditation status of East Cooper Land Trust, visit http//www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.