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.
The West Virginia Land Trust seeks to get involved with projects that will provide public benefit such as protecting water supply, providing recreation and preserving history. As we celebrated the Needleseye Park ribbon cutting yesterday in Oak Hill, we were delighted to have WV Tourism Commissioner, Chelsea Ruby in attendance.
The West Virginia Land Trust is teaming up with local breweries to raise awareness about the important role clean water has in brewing delicious West Virginia beer. Protecting land that borders water helps keep West Virginia’s rivers clean and pristine for drinking water, businesses, recreation, and for brewing the finest of craft beers.
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!