Middle schoolers are your next opportunity

Last month, I traveled from Chicago to Pittsburgh to attend my first Rally. I returned home energized and full of ideas!

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Presenters for the K-12 Learning Seminar at Rally 2018 included, left to right, Leia Lowery, Rob Wade, Katie Pofahl, John Cawood and Sarah Mayhew. Hanging behind them are the program planning maps that seminar participants created. / Photo by Land Trust Alliance
November 13, 2018
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$3.2 billion for conservation

As I reflect on this week's election activity across the country, I am struck by the resounding call by Americans to protect our lands and waters through ballot measures funding conservation.

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Photo by DJ Glisson II
November 09, 2018
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Pregnant? In an interview ?

I was 8 months pregnant when I was hired as executive director. At the time I didn't realize how extraordinary that was. When I look back now I can see the moment through experienced eyes.

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Katie Voelke and her son Gus on a site visit near Seaside, Oregon. / Photo courtesy of North Coast Land Conservancy
November 07, 2018
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For those yet to come

A roundup of all the magic from Rally 2018: The National Land Conservation Conference in Pittsburgh, October 11-13, including videos, speeches, resources and more.

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Rally 2018 attendees celebrating in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania/Photo by DJ Glisson, II
November 06, 2018
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SALT rule change goes too far

The proposed State and Local Tax deduction rule change is "too sweeping" and works "quite contrary to the intent of Congress."

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Land Trust Alliance President Andrew Bowman stands outside the U.S. Treasury Department building in Washington, D.C. / Photo by DJ Glisson, II
November 05, 2018
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The five rules for successful advocacy

If you do advocacy, you know why it is important. If you don't, please consider getting in the game.

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Andy Bicking accepting his award from Lori Faeth, government relations director at the Land Trust Alliance, at Rally 2018 in Pittsburgh/Photo by DJ Glisson, II
November 01, 2018
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Our place in the big picture

My message is simple: Recognize the place, the community, where you belong — then do all you can to protect all its members, human and otherwise.

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Michael Whitfield and friends and colleagues celebrate his award at Rally 2018/Photo by DJ Glisson, II
October 31, 2018
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The interconnectedness of all things

I am here representing an ancient culture of conservation, balance and the interconnectedness of all things.

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Sid Jamieson giving the opening blessing at the Rally 2018 Welcoming Dinner/Photo by DJ Glisson, II
October 30, 2018
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Re: Climate (2018.10)

Rally is always a busy time for me and the land conservation community, but this year it was even more so. Because it came just days after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's special report.

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Photo by DJ Glisson II
October 29, 2018
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How a control freak learned to slow down

I was sent kicking and screaming this year to the National Audubon Society’s Educators Week on Hog Island in Maine. And despite myself, it was the best thing that could have happened to me.

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Leia Lowery, right, at the National Audubon Society's Educators Week on Hog Island in Maine. / Photo courtesy Leia Lowery
October 19, 2018
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