“This gives our nephew and his wife a chance to stay in farming, and it leaves open space, which means a lot.”
23 acre woodlot protected, Scio Township.
“Pa and I were in partnership for a long time. Now my grandson can continue to farm our land.”
43 acres protected, York Township
“I would encourage other landowners who are considering protecting their land to think seriously about it. If you value open spaces and open land, you must protect it now, not wait.”
Fran Laird and her family donated the land now known as the Beckwith Conservancy to the Legacy Land Conservancy for a nature preserve.
“Thank you for walking & talking Dad (and me) through this – It is such a good feeling to know the land is preserved.”
“I really feel like I’ve done something that will last.”
Joan Rose and her sister Carole protected the farmland that had been in their family for over 170 years by working with the Legacy Land Conservancy.
“We all grew up on that land. We did not want to see it developed, so a conservation agreement was the right thing to do.”
84 acres protected in honor of Agnes Hoey Sullivan, Webster Township
“Save it and don’t pave it.”
100 acres protected, Dexter Township
Dr. Reichert not only protected his “100-acre wood” in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties, but he has specified that upon his passing the Legacy Land Conservancy will receive the protected land as a nature preserve for the public.
“This is the greatest feeling I’ve ever had, to save the land so that future generations can enjoy the beauty.”
74 acres protected, Freedom Township
“I used to think about what the land will look like in 25 years. Now, it’s a whole new perspective. I’m thinking more of what it will look like in 100 years.”
25 acres, Webster Township
“Countless ways exist to create a legacy that will enhance the lives of those who inherit the world we leave behind. Legacies may certainly be formed through a bequest of money or other tangible property. But perhaps the most valuable and enduring way to create one is passing along cultural values to those who follow in our footsteps.” Continue reading “Harlie Smith” »