Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Land Trust Day

In honor of Land Trust Day, Foothills Land Conservancy and Mast General Store are partnering with an in-store fundraiser on June 1-2. 

Land Trust Day is a friend-raising event coinciding with National Trails Day that encourages new memberships in local land trusts. It’s an educational opportunity for store patrons to learn how land trusts serve the community—working to preserve a region’s rural character and assisting in the protection of valuable wildlife habitat and open lands. Jim Richards, Mast General Store’s General Manager in Knoxville, says by partnering together both groups hope to “raise public awareness about land protection and what’s being done at the local level.”

Land Trust Day Kick Off!
Friday, June 1 at Mast General Store (6-8 p.m.) Coinciding with Knoxville’s "First Friday" festivities, I will speak about the ivory-billed woodpecker and what habitat loss meant to this endangered species. Copies of my book Ghost Birds: Jim Tanner and the Quest for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, 1935-1941, donated by UT Press, will be available for sale with ALL the proceeds going to the Foothills Land Conservancy.


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