June 27, 2017: Lobby Day a success, OWLD photos, and more
COLT’s weekly land trust news
Tuesday June 27, 2017
Last Thursday, 35 people join COLT and our partners for our first ever Lobby Day to advocate for the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program. We met with 70 legislators, and found many new supporters for the program. Check out the great video above about the day, or our Facebook page for some photos from the day.
Whew!! What a week (hence this week’s news comes a day late).
With the legislative session coming to a head in the next two weeks, COLT’s first Lobby Day last Thursday in Salem, and the land trust community’s inaugural Oregon Walk the Land Day on Saturday, there’s been a lot going on to talk about.
A couple of matters to highlight first off before releasing you to the news of the week:
This past Saturday, over 800 people came out to 17 events sponsored by 13 COLT member land trusts on our inaugural Oregon Walk the Land Day.
Thank you to everyone who helped make our first collectively-branded event a success. We had a number of organizations offer multiple events, and by all accounts the day was enjoyable, well-attended, and a success for everyone.
We look forward to working with everyone to develop an even bigger and better Oregon Walk the Land Day in 2018!!
Nice interview on Jefferson Public Radio’s Jefferson Exchange with Southern Oregon Land Conservancy’s Pat Acklin and McKenzie River Trust’s Joe Moll
The Rogue River Preserve now protected forever!! After nearly two years of committed community effort, the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy recently closed on their largest acquisition to date. Congratulations!!
In response to the Administration’s recent withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, Fineas Media has a new video grant program for “creative and original video content to fuel an existing advocacy campaign related to climate change.”
NRCS recently awarded a CIG grant to The Climate Trust to help spur development of agriculture and forestry conservation projects by reducing the risks associated with the future value of environmental credits.
Through their Conserving Nature’s Stage grant program with the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Nature Conservancy of Oregon is teaming up with the North Coast Land Conservancy to protect part of Tillamook Head, a region identified as resilient as climate change worsens.