Door County Land Trust Earns Accreditation Seal of Approval
our inception in 1986, the community has come to trust the Door County Land
Trust to protect the county's exceptional land and waters...forever. We have
worked closely with landowners, elected officials and conservation partners, and
the community to create a lasting legacy of protected lands for the plants,
animals and people who live here.
The Land Trust is poised for success with the much anticipated arrival of new
Executive Director, Tom Clay. (Read more below.) But, we have even more
good news! We are pleased to announce that the Door County Land Trust has
achieved accreditation - a mark of distinction in land conservation. The
nationally-recognized Land Trust Accreditation Commission awards accreditation
to land trusts that meet standards for excellence, uphold the public trust and
ensure that their conservation efforts are permanent.
Cathy Fiorato, secretary of the Door County Land Trust board of directors and
leader of the accreditation application process says, "Our mission statement is
a promise: 'To protect Door County's exceptional lands and waters forever,' and
as an accredited land trust we are confident that we can keep that promise to
our community, our conservation partners, and our donors." Earning the seal of
accreditation is a validation of the strength of the Door County Land Trust's
work since 1986 and an assurance that future work will uphold the same high
The seal of accreditation is a symbol of the high standards the Door County
Land Trust has achieved. Tammara Van Ryn, executive director of the Commission
says, "Accredited land trusts stand together, united behind strong ethical
standards ensuring the places people love will be conserved forever. This
network of land trusts has demonstrated fiscal accountability, strong
organizational leadership and lasting stewardship of conservation land."
next exciting development during our 30th anniversary year will be the arrival
in mid-September of Tom Clay as our new Executive Director. Tom joins us in a
year when we expect to complete land acquisitions permanently protecting 313
acres, the planting of over 1800 trees at three nature preserves, invasive plant
removal on a 140-acre expansion of the largest landscape restoration project in
Land Trust history, and publication of the 30th Anniversary edition of the Door
County Land Trust Hiking Trail Map.
We are pleased to welcome him on September 19 as the Land Trust is poised for
a fantastic future. He will start with a solid foundation of 30 years of land
protection successes and the recognition that accreditation provides that we
have made a significant commitment to promoting conservation excellence and to
safeguarding public trust in land conservation.
Read the Press Release: Door County Land Trust Announces Selection of the New
Celebrating Open Spaces Event Series
Our story is one of passionate and dedicated people who love
this place and work tirelessly to protect the land so that it can continue to
sustain our community, nourish our body and soul, and be a source of inspiration
now and long into the future. These lands would not be protected as nature
preserves if it weren't for the support of our members who love Door County.
Within the Celebrating Open Spaces series, you'll find
outings and events that educate and inspire. For this, our 30th
Anniversary, we invite you to celebrate the scenic beauty and ecological
diversity that, together, we have protected...forever.
View the Celebrating Open Spaces Event Listings
or register for an upcoming event.
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