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Joan Engel

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Review for Shirley Heinze Land Trust, Inc, Valparaiso, IN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My first contact with Shirley Heinze Land Trust (SHLT) came shortly after I moved to Northwest Indiana and went on a wildflower walk sponsored by the organization. I saw for the first time what a preserved area looks like--it was spring and beautiful woodland flowers were everywhere--trillium, Dutchman's breeches, anemone. I have been a fan of the organization ever since and have volunteered in many capacities. SHLT acquires parcels of land that contain plants and animals that are threatened by development. It gives many people the opportunity to help preserve these areas and restore them. It is a well-run organization with dynamic leadership and friendly staff.

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

More interest in the area in conservation by individuals and corporate interests.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see a campaign for a vehicle that could transport groups to the various preserved areas.

Role:  Volunteer & I have helped in the restoration of a prairie, helped in writing articles on why a prairie should be preserved; served for several years as a board member.