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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
For a boost to the land-saving work of the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, we ask supporters to vote in a “50 States for Good” community giving program sponsored by Tom’s of Maine, a health products company. The Roanoke-based Land Conservancy has been selected as the only Virginia finalist seeking $10,000 for important community projects and services.
By going to facebook.com/TomsofMaine/app_446606322126060, supporters can help protect farms, forests, waterways and rural landscapes that make the Blue Ridge region a special place to live, work and visit.
Started in 1996 as the Western Virginia Land Trust, the Conservancy works with landowners in seven counties to protect more than 16,000 acres of land and 34 miles of streams through 43 conservation easements. These easements permanently conserve land. Natural resources in the region are threatened by the pressures of human development, air and water pollution and climate change.
Blue Ridge Land Conservancy staff and volunteers help students learn about nature first-hand through a watershed field experience, after-school garden club program and working farm field trips. A vote for the Conservancy is a vote to save open spaces, fields and streams.
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