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Capital Region Land Conservancy Receives National Accreditation

James River Park System Belle Isle
James River Park System Belle Isle (Photo: Capital Region Land Conservancy)

The Capital Region Land Conservancy has just received national accreditation from the Lane Trust Alliance. It will give them leverage to continue their working saving land for present and future generations.

Executive Director Parker Agelasto says it will help to raise money and raise awareness of their work.

“What I think is very important for both landowners and for other granting agencies whether it’s the government or foundations and other philanthropic donors, that they know have the confidence that Capital Region Land Conservancy meets the highest standards for ethics and governance and financial management.”

A prime example of that work is the James River Park system, and more recently Malvin Hill Farm.   And he says,

“The easements we hold will in fact be held in perpetuity.”

The Conservancy joins 400 other local land trusts now credited by the Alliance and the ninth in Virginia. 

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