Monthly Archives: April 2021

Air Week! (An Earth Month Feature)

What a great month it’s been! Spring has surely sprung; people around the world joined together to celebrate Earth Day; and the USDA recognized 5 million acres enrolled in Conservation Easements across the United States.

5 million acres is the size of New Jersey! That’s a lot of land being conserved, but it’s also a lot of air! Land easements may be thought of for their role in improving […]

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Earth Day 2021: Land Week! (An Earth Month Feature)

It’s crazy to think that today marks our 51st Earth Day! Well, what’s crazy about that is that before 1970, there was no Earth Day and no Environmental Protection Agency. People and businesses had 0 regulations – they could destroy land without any repercussions. To clarify, those particular people were not paying the repercussions, but their descendants are paying for that damage today.

Luckily, we are beginning to understand […]

Water Week! (An Earth Month feature)

Land easements. You picture healthier soil, plants, and maybe animals. But what about water?

Easements work wonders for keeping our waters clean! They act as natural filters for the pollutants that are so harmful to the waterways. In the Chesapeake Bay, there is a 1.0 cubic mile Dead Zone, where oxygen is so limited that few species can survive. This environmental detriment is a result of excess nutrients, […]

Wildlife, an Earth Month Feature

Happy Earth Month!

We are so excited to celebrate!!! I’m sure you could already tell from our recent posts. This week, we’re focusing our celebrations on wildlife– one of our very favorite reasons we work to conserve land. 

As you may have seen it in our last post, Virginia is home to over “10,000 […]