Seasons Greetings from Logan County Land Trust,
2018 Update Key Points:
★ Protected acres grow to 2525, covering 15 individual easements with two more easements to close in 2018 which will add another 450 acres.
★ Community meetings held on wise land use education, promoting healthy soils and water quality and preserving the historic and important lands of our community.
★ Completing 14 years of operation with an all volunteer board. Land trust monies used for land preservation, community programming and legal defense fund.
Notable Accomplishments from 2018
➔ January through July the Board members worked intensively to secure two new applicants for the Agricultural Easement Program (each application entails 50-100 hours of volunteer time to prepare).
➔ We applied for two grants this year and were awarded one of them through the Milroy Foundation.
➔ Spring of 2018 kicked off of our Youth Education Program by partnering with Benjamin Logan Science teachers Bruce Smith and Spencer Reames. Elementary, middle school and high school students applied what they had learned about invasive plants and their impact on native habitat in real situations. Hands-on projects were completed at Hall Fawcett Park in Zanesfield and with Myreeha Nature Preserve. The Logan County Land Trust believes that these minds are our future.
➔ Early September, hosted an educational event at the Tom and Nancy Smith farm. This program featured three experts including Frank Gibbs, Dave Brandt and Jay Brandt all speaking on Cover Crops and Soil Health. Aaron Heilers- Project Manager for the Blanchard River Watershed Demonstration also gave an informative talk on current watershed progress and programs. This event was enjoyed by over 40 participants and dinner was provided by “Hippie and the Farmer” catering.
➔ The Logan County Land Trust and the Logan County Historical Society hosted a meeting on
“ Logan County Archaeology” on November 15th at the Logan County Historical Society.
Jarrod Burks- Archeologist was the speaker.
“I have heard from many of you that the beautiful landscapes, wooded streams, scenic timbered hillsides is why we love Logan County. We must take a stand to protect those views and scenes for future generations to cherish and respect,” says Bob Stoll, President of the LCLT.
Our goal is to continue to protect lands in all parts of the county in order to maintain and improve our rural environment, improve water quality, establish wildlife habitat and improve the agricultural climate of our county.