Thank you for joining us on December 7th for the Land Trust for Louisiana’s (LTL) Annual Membership Dinner & Meeting!
The Lake Ponchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, in Madisonville, LA, was the beautiful location where we had a very successful event! We were joined by 70 members, friends and guests as we enjoyed a delicious dinner buffet that was catered by Don’s Catering. John Snell, anchor for WVUE-TV Fox Channel 8, was the keynote speaker, whose work includes his 2012 documentary “Disappearing Defenses,” addressing the many threats to Louisiana’s natural treasures. He spoke to the group about those threats and we thank John for bringing more awareness to some very important issues that affects everyone.
The LTL Board of Directors unanimously elected three new members to the Board. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming David Campbell, Carol Giardina and John Steib. Also, please congratulate the new LTL Executive Committee whose terms will begin January 1, 2017. They are: Rick Wilke, President; Walter “Bud” Antin, Jr., Vice President; Marsha O’Brien, Secretary; Edward Burns, Treasurer; Mike Sharp, EC At-Large. Jay Addison, although stepping down after serving 12 years as President, remains CEO.
It was a wonderful opportunity to learn the mission of LTL and the many ways everyone can help the organization, such as, ongoing contributions or estate giving. Donating silent auction items for our annual Justin Addison Memorial Conservation Cup in May and the Sports Clay Tournament in June is always helpful. You can also volunteer or be a sponsor. Land owners can donate conservation easements to help us protect even more land! Whatever your choice, we are grateful to all of you for your support and we look forward to having you and friends join us again next year!
Land Trust for Louisiana is a 501(c)(3) non-profit land conservation organization dedicated to preserving valuable natural lands in rural areas and urban communities of Louisiana through donations, purchases and conservation servitudes. We aim to protect the state’s unique natural areas so that everyone, now and forever, will have beautiful natural spaces in which to live and play, not only in the countryside but in our cities and towns as well.
We work with community partners to create healthy and sustainable natural environments. We conserve ecosystems and landscape values in perpetuity through a variety of partnerships to preserve sensitive natural areas, farmland, ranchland, water sources, cultural resources, urban recreational areas, and notable landmarks.
Saving Louisiana… For You, For Me, Forever.