We spent as much time as we could this winter talking to our members and asking what you'd like to see us do this year. The most frequent response? "I'd like to know more about how conservation easements work, and if it would be a good fit for me." Enter Nancy Duhnkrack, a Blue Mountains Conservancy member and head of the Coalition of Oregon Land Trust's pro bono attorney program. Ms. Duhnkrack will be presenting on June 15th in La Grande, so grab your neighbors and come on down to Cook Memorial Library. Questions? We're HERE for you!
Thanks, again, to Nella Mae and ALL her helpers during our marvelously sunny Family Day last Saturday. Thanks, as well, to all the families that came by to taste greens, plant tomatoes, pull carrots, and play store at the farm stand! If you missed out this year, be sure to get on our mailing list (we NEVER spam!) so you will stay in the know for future Conservancy events!
The wind certainly couldn't keep us away from celebrating Earth (and Science) Day last Saturday! The first annual celebration in Max Square was an unequivocal hit, and we thank all the kids and kids-at-heart who stopped by the Conservancy booth for some animal pelt identifyin', raffle-ticket buyin', Eastern Oregon conservin', Outdoor School learnin' FUN!
Here is a chance you WON'T want to miss. Thanks to the generous donation of Southwest Airlines, we are thrilled to announce TWO grand prizes for this year's raffle: each grand prize features 4 one-way ticket vouchers (which can be combined to make 2 round-trip ticket vouchers, good for travel anywhere Southwest flies in the U.S.). Tickets are only $20 (or 5 for $90) and are limited to 499 tickets sold. Ticket sales are now available online HERE through RaffleCreator, and will also be offered at our tabling events and booths throughout the summer. Mark your calendars for September 1, 2017! We will be drawing winners on that evening, during our third annual Swift Night Out. Winners need not be present to win.
Don't miss this chance to support your local, growing land trust AND to try your luck at the domestic getaway of your dreams! It's a win-win!
Blue Mountains Conservancy
Dedicated to promoting stewardship of private and public lands for the preservation of the rural character and natural legacy of NE Oregon.