CALT NEWS

PRESIDENT'S 2016 SUMMER MESSAGE

SUMMER GREETINGS – the rains have finally come and although spotty, we will take every drop.

 

YOUR local land trust has been busy this summer building a promising partnership with the Verde River Institute, planning our September 10 Friend Raiser at Milagro Arts and checking the mail box daily for news of our national accreditation from the national Land Trust Alliance (and it arrived this week!). Continue...

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR MISSION

To preserve and protect open space, wildlife habitat, working agricultural lands and the scenic and cultural values of Central Arizona for future generations.

 

What We Offer

The Central Arizona Land Trust

Annual Friend Raiser and Accreditation Celebration

 

Evening Highlights

 

  • Enjoy a presentation by Doug Von Gausig, Executive Director of the Verde River Institute and Mayor of Clarkdale on the Verde River: Central Arizona's Perennial Gem.

 

  • Celebrate a major milestone—The Central Arizona Land Trust has earned national accreditation by the Land Trust Commission!

 

  • Taste Verde Valley wines from Page Springs Winery and Merkin Vineyards as you catch up with old friends and meet new ones!

 

  • Learn about the work of the Central Arizona Land Trust to protect open space and working landscapes to ensure the enjoyment of our scenic views, natural resources, and cultural heritage for present and future generations.

 

Invite a Friend and RSVP to calt@centralazlandtrust.org

 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

5:00 PM

Milagro Arts Center

126 Alarcon, Prescott, AZ 86302

www.milagroartscenter.org

The Central Arizona Land Trust is Awarded Accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance Commission

We are excited to announce that on August 12 we achieved first time accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. Accreditation is a national mark of distinction showing that a land trust meets high standards for land conservation.

 

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awards accreditation to land trusts that meet national standards for excellence, upholds the public trust and ensures that conservation efforts are perpetual endeavors. Accreditation is not a one-time action; it requires that CALT maintain the accredited status with renewal every five years. This ensures that all accredited land trusts continue to uphold the high standards and practices to ensure permanent protection for all conservation easements.

 

We are so proud to say that CALT is one of only 317 land trusts from across the U.S. that have been

awarded accreditation since the fall of 2008. Each accredited land trust submits extensive documentation and undergoes a rigorous review. “Accreditation provides the public with an assurance that, at the time of accreditation, land trusts meet high standards for quality, and that the results of their conservation work are permanent.” said Commission Executive Director Tammara Van Ryn.

 

Read more about from this story on page one  in our Summer 2016 newsletter here.

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