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Save the Date: Colt annual meeting

Thursday, Nov. 12th, 2015

Key points to be discussed:

Beyond Clean Ohio--Even more funding alternatives

All volunteer land trust panel: Getting traction

Terra Firma and Easement Defense

Blacklick Woods Golf Course 7309 E. Livingston Ave. Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Email Krista Magaw at krista@tecumsehlandtrust.org, or call (937) 767-9490 for more information.



 Send us a story about a landowner that your land trust has assisted or someone you know that has a preserved farm. We are interested in stories about farm preservation easements as well as non-farm easement stories. All of these stories help COLT as we continuously need to show the beneficial impact of the memberships’ work in order to successfully advocate for public funding programs.

 -Send stories from your existing materials. Your story will be posted on the website under the land owner stories tab: http://www.ohiolandtrusts.org/alexander-family-glen-helen/  

- Send us photos related to the story. If a photo should be credited to someone please provide that information.

- Send us on-going information about events to post as content on our facebook page. These can be about your own events, e.g. information about your annual fundraiser, or a link to media content about a recently closed easement, or links to land conservation-related events offered by you or others in your part of the state. 

Please send your stories or event info to Jenny at washu767@aol.com.





Check our Calendar for upcoming activities! There are plenty of volunteer opportunities coming up.

Volunteer With Black Swamp Conservancy

Click here.

Appalachia of Ohio Alliance

AOA has some nice events coming up.

Click here for the list.

After Work Paddle with the Black Swamp Conservancy - Maumee River

Thursday, September 17 - 6:00 p.m.

Leave the stress of the office behind and join the Conservancy for an evening paddle through Downtown Toledo.

We will be meeting at the parking lot at Promenade Park, and paddle out to the Lake.

Canoes, life jackets and shuttle provided. Paddle is free to Black Swamp Conservancy members (non-member cost is $15 per person). Registration is required, and there are only 16 seats available - so don't wait! Paddlers must be at least 16 years old.

Call Sarah at the Conservancy to reserve your spot today (419-833-1025), or email her at sbrokamp@blackswamp.org.

 This trip is offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Scenic Rivers program.

September 18, 6 – 10:30 PM –  Tecumseh Land Trust Harvest Auction

Hollenbeck Bayley Center, 275 S. Limestone, Springfield, OH

A great night out on the town!

September 19 – October 11 – Sunflower Art Show

Yellow Springs arts Council, 111 Corry Street

Opening Reception September 27, 1 – 4



Rally 2015 in Sacramento--October 8th-10th, hosted by the Land Trust Alliance

Register today!

Rally is packed with diverse topics, colleagues and friends to learn and share with, and the resources you need to take your conservation skills further.

For more information and to register:



Conservation Defense Network Webinar


November 10 at 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET on finding land divisions in time with associate director Kelly Pohl (MT) and attorney and executive director Carl Silverstein (NC).

Use this conference number and URL: 1-888-450-5996, passcode: 933095# Use this link »


Next Generation Conservation Attorneys Webinar


November 17 at 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET on tradeoffs and considerations on definitions in conservation easements with attorneys Pat Pregmon (PA) and Andy Dana (MT).

Use this conference number and URL: 1-888-450-5996, Participant Code: 933095#  Use this link »





Click here to sign up.


 Click to find a land trust:  INTERACTIVE Ohio Land Trusts
Service Area map links to Land Trust Alliance Website


Become a member of the Coalition of Ohio Land Trusts and get discounts on trainings as well as policy and program updates! Click on this link.


Ohio land trusts can send an email to Midwest@lta.org to sign up for Ohio listserv (hosted by the Land Trust Alliance).

If you would like to submit a story or an event, email Jenny at washu767@aol.com. She will put it on the website for you!

The Coalition of Ohio Land Trusts (COLT) is a voluntary network of land trusts and other conservation organizations dedicated to advancing land conservation for public benefit in Ohio.

COLT strives to help Ohio's land trusts conserve more of the state's farmland, woodlands and natural areas by assisting each land trust in building organizational capacity and developing strategic conservation plans. Since its inception, COLT has worked to:

1. Enhance the technical knowledge of Ohio land trusts through training and peer-to-peer networking;

2. Increase land trusts' implementation of Land Trust Standards and Practices through land trust organizational assessments and;

3. Advance critical state and federal land conservation policy initiatives and legislation, such as property tax reform, and renewal of the Clean Ohio Fund, in partnership with other statewide groups such as Ohio League of Conservation Voters and Mainstream Green Coalition.