Our many happy places

Across the past couple weeks, we’ve celebrated the beautiful spaces that land trusts are saving in our #MyHappyPlace campaign on social media. We had 12 land trusts take over our Instagram account for the occasion and share some amazing photos and compelling stories that highlight their great work. 

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Photos from our Instagram takeover. From left to right: Douglas Land Conservancy in Colorado, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Peconic Land Trust in New York; all accredited
May 11, 2020
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A virtual film festival? Yes, please!

During this pandemic, we have all seen beloved gatherings transformed into virtual experiences. While it's not the same, there are some advantages, including how easy it is to participate from anywhere!

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Photo by iStockphoto.com/Image Source
April 30, 2020
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Our role

What is a land trust's role during hard times? Our open spaces provide relief, solace and strength to the people in our community, and our work to address the larger, looming issue of climate change is as critical as ever. But right now, people need help.

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Photo by Summit Land Conservancy staff
April 29, 2020
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It's a takeover!

As part of our continuing celebration of the land that is #MyHappyPlace and the work that land trusts do to save it, we're doing something different with our Instagram account.

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Brandywine Conservancy in Pennsylvania took over the Land Trust Alliance's Instagram account on April 23. / Image courtesy of Instagram
April 24, 2020
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Our way forward is together

As someone who both remembers that first Earth Day from 50 years ago and celebrates the anniversary as chair of the Land Trust Alliance board, I know our way forward is together.

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Jameson French, second from the left, atop the 11 tons of trash collected as part of activities related to the first Earth Day. / Photo courtesy of Jameson French
April 22, 2020
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Thank goodness for the great outdoors

In the face of hardships and unprecedented circumstances, what am I most thankful for this Earth Day? The great outdoors.

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Rashida Moore / Photo courtesy of Rashida Moore
April 21, 2020
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Re: Climate (2020.04)

While they might seem unrelated, the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis share many key similarities.

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Image by vskwatanabe from Pixabay

Show the world #MyHappyPlace

In this time of uncertainty and isolation, we in the land trust community know that getting outside is more important than ever.

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Photo by DJ Glisson, II / Firefly Images
April 15, 2020
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Fighting for land trusts

As part of our ongoing response to the current pandemic, the Land Trust Alliance is taking new steps to ensure federal emergency response measures to include resources for land trusts.

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Image by Jorge Guillen from Pixabay
April 09, 2020
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Keeping staff healthy

Recent changes to federal law have significantly altered medical leave benefits for many employees. It's important that land trusts are aware of and are prepared to act on changes that apply to them and their employees.

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Image by khamkhor from Pixabay
April 03, 2020
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