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South Hero Land Trust Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Land Resources Conservation

Mission: Land conservation and environmental education.

Programs: Land conservation - the organization continues to work on an ongoing basis to create partnerships with landowners interested in conserving their land. In 2014, the land trust completed work on the sawyer bay farm conservation project which protects 178 acres of farmland with a permanent conservation easement and created a new working farm on the west shore of south hero, vt. The land trust continues to reach out to the community with over 600 members.

education and outreach - the south hero land trust conducts a number of educational programs including "the land, the farms and me" which partners with the local school, farmers and parents to bring local school children into closer contact with their natural and agricultural surroundings. The "south hero land trust farm initiative" seeks to improve the viability of local farms through multiple projects including the creation and distribution of the "champlain islands grown guide to agriculture"

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