Not only was our Annual Dinner and Meeting educational, but it was also entertaining. Everyone enjoyed a night of networking and fellowship. The delicious food was catered by the Southern Yacht Club and their amazing staff. The venue was beautifully decorated with gorgeous trees and twinkling lights perfect for the holidays. The view was breathtaking!
Ray Herndon, Jr., Director of the Conservation Fund, Central Gulf & Lower Mississippi River Region, Conservation Acquisition, was our keynote speaker and he shared exciting information about our newest projects in Vermillion Parish.
Our new Executive Director, Cindy Brown, was introduced and the Board of Directors voted to accept the nomination of Dana Boutwell as our newest Board Member. A huge welcome to both of these fabulous and talented ladies.
Also, LTL would like to congratulate Lois Brupbacher, who received the Special Recognition Award for her entrepreneurship and support of LTL, and Heather “Chappy” Chapman, who received the Volunteer of the Year Award for outstanding dedication to LTL Events and the organization.
The Land Trust for Louisiana would like to extend our sincerest thanks and gratitude to everyone that came out to join us and for helping to make our Annual Dinner and Meeting so enjoyable.
Unfortunately, the Paddle for Preservation event that was scheduled for October 22nd had to be cancelled due to thunderstorms. But get those kayaks, canoes and paddle boards ready because this fun-filled event will be rescheduled in the Spring of 2018!!!
Treat yourself to a day of relaxation, plus help save a bit of Louisiana, as we float and paddle on the beautiful Tangipahoa River on the Northshore! Land Trust for Louisiana and Canoe and Trail Adventures will once again co-host this exciting canoe, kayak and paddle board adventure! Float and paddle while feeling good knowing you are helping preserve natural lands and waterways of Louisiana!
The paddle follows a meandering course, white sand bars, heavily forested banks and modest currents! There will be speakers to provide information and answer questions about the habitat and fauna we will see as we float along the river, as well as, information about the Land Trust for Louisiana and our mission.
The JAMCC event was a huge success, especially considering that we had to reschedule the event from its normal late-spring time to the November 5th date.
We loved seeing so many new faces, as well as some very familiar ones, at the event this year. Everyone had a wonderful time! The Silent and Live Auctions included such a wide variety of items and the food and music were spectacular. The Land Trust for Louisiana would like to give a very special thank-you to David Fennelly for hosting the event at his Summergrove Farm in Folsom and to the Polo players that kept everyone entertained. We would also like to thank the numerous volunteers; we could not have done it without you!
We hope to see you all again at the next JAMCC event!
Photos Courtesy of Ben Benson, III/ Fine Art
Land Trust for Louisiana and Canoe & Trail Adventures co-hosted our Annual “Paddling for Preservation” Canoe/Kayak/Paddle Board trip in October. It was a day of relaxation and learning while helping to save a bit of Louisiana. We floated down the beautiful Bogue Falaya River on the Northshore! It was a beautiful day and a wonderful turnout! THANK YOU!
The Land Trust for Louisiana was proud to be a part of the Host Committee for Rally 2013, also known as the National Land Conservation Conference, that was held September 17-19 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Rally 2013 is the largest land conservation conference in the country and was attended by more than 1,800 land trust staff, volunteers, seasoned professionals, agencies, and others from all 50 states, Canada, South America and beyond.
Rally provided a dynamic opportunity for attendees to meet experts in conservation, advance their skills and learn how to solve some of the greatest conservation challenges. This three-day program consisted of exciting field trips that were planned by local conservation groups, high-quality educational sessions presented by prominent, experienced course leaders, inspirational keynote speakers, special events that were sprinkled throughout the program, exhibits and numerous networking opportunities.hypes