If you are like us, you have seen some of your favorite local businesses close their doors during the coronavirus outbreak. The West Virginia Land Trust is a nonprofit and several local businesses have supported us repeatedly during our fundraising campaigns so we want to support them when they need it most!
CONGRATULATIONS! You did it!
Together, we are now the owners of the Yellow Creek Preserve! With the support of four major grant funders, several local businesses, and 228 individuals, we raised $800,000 for the purchase of 860 acres in Tucker County! This property will be permanently protected by the West Virginia Land Trust and open for public outdoor recreation use for future generations to enjoy.
A special place is more than land and water. A special place takes you to a time and to a memory, it brings you peace, and feels like “home.” A farmer’s special place may be his field, a wildlife watcher’s place is in the forest, a sportsman’s may be a remote stretch of woods, a hiker’s an entire expanse of mountains, and a child’s a field of green where he can run and play or a creek to explore.
Learn more about our protected special places.
Protecting land is something that everyone can do. Whether you’re interested in placing a conservation easement on your family’s land to protect it for future generations, saving a historic landscape, protecting land bordering our drinking water, turning an abandoned city parking lot into a park or garden, or just wanting to get outside and do some trail work, the West Virginia Land Trust has the resources to make things happen. There’s more than one way to protect West Virginia’s landscapes—share your ideas with us today!