Tickets for Black Swamp Conservancy's annual Blue Grass and Green Acres celebration are now on sale! The Carranor Club in Perrysburg will be full of excitement on Friday, March 21st as the Conservancy welcomes nationally renowned Americana act Eric Lambert and Friends to the stage. Along with great music, the night will include unique live and silent auctions, delicious down-home food and wonderful company. We look forward to seeing you there! Click here to purchase tickets: http://www.blackswamp.org/index.php?cid=64143&src=gendocs&ref=Blue%20Grass%20%26%20Green%20Acres&category=Main&curlid=38
ODA (The Ohio Department of Agriculture) announced the 2014 round of funding for the LAEPP (Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program). Click here for the funding summary. Click here: http://www.agri.ohio.gov/public_docs/news/2013/12%2009%2013%20LAEPP%20Funding%20Round%20Annoucement.pdf for the ODA news release.
The Ohio Natural Areas and Preserves Association fall-winter newsletter is available here: http://www.onapa.org/Portals/0/Website%20PDFs/Newsletters/Fall-Winter%202013%20ONAPA%20Newsletter.pdf
Colt's spring Statewide Meeting is coming up! Stay tuned for updates.
Buckeye Trail Fest
Sponsored by Buckeye Trail Association
Camp Akita--Logan, Ohio
April 24-27th, 2014
For info: buckeyetrailfest.org
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April 8-10, 2014
Midwest Land Conservation Conference
Strategic Partnerships: Collaborating to Protect Land & Freshwater Resources
Haworth Conference Center
Click here for more information: http://www.landtrustalliance.org/training/regional-conferences/midwest%20conference
Registration will open in February
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.