Legacy Land Conservancy adds six new lands
For Legacy Land Conservancy, 2009 ended with a bang—six projects completed in 2009, all during the month of December! Legacy Land Conservancy (the new name of the Washtenaw Land Trust) is an MEC member organization protecting natural areas and farmland in southern Michigan, particularly Washtenaw and Jackson counties. The 290 acres enrolled during 2009 bring Legacy’s protected land total to 4,046 acres.
The newly protected lands include the Laird homestead, a seven-acre buffer to the Beckwith Conservancy Nature Preserve in Stockbridge; Hathaway Woods, which connects to the Botsford Preserve near Ann Arbor; and a partnership project with North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy. Newly protected farms include the 70-acre Daubner Farm on the River Raisin near Manchester, the 66-acre Renner Farm in Bridgewater Township (pictured above), and a 50-acre Scio Township farm.
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