COLT’s weekly land trust news
April 18th, 2016
Here’s to a lovely Monday!
Hope everyone’s day is as pleasant as the weather right now.
Couple of quick things:
Many thanks to Katie Voelke of the North Coast Land Conservancy and Kathleen Ackley of the Wallowa Land Trust for heading to Washington, D.C. last week as part of the Land Trust Alliance’s Advocacy Days. They were able to meet with Sen. Wyden, Rep. Blumenauer and Rep. Schrader, as well as staff from offices of some other members of Oregon’s federal delegation. The Alliance’s Northwest Program Manager Brad Paymar joined for most of the visits as well. Advocacy Days is a great way for land trusts to connect with elected officials, and COLT was well-represented by Katie, Kathleen and Brad.
Also, COLT held the first of three Oregon Conservation Law Forums last Wednesday here in Portland. With significant leadership and help from Nancy Duhnkrack, along with presentations by three attorneys who volunteer for COLT’s pro-bono attorney program, the forum was a great success bringing together 21 attorneys to talk about legal issues around land trusts and conservation. We will hold two more forums throughout the year: one on August 17th, and one on December 14th.
Now on to today’s Monday mailing. Enjoy!
All the very best,