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Our favorite part of the Holiday Season is thinking of you and the impact of your passion and dedication to the future of land conservation in your community and across the state.

Like everyone else, we had not anticipated the depth and duration of the pandemic’s impact on our way of life. The past 18 months underscored the importance of building and sustaining relationships – with one another, with our communities, and with nature.

From annual meetings to preserve dedications, land trust tours with legislators to award ceremonies – the flurry of autumn outdoor events gave me and CLCC’s staff a long-overdue opportunity to catch-up in-person with friends and colleagues at gatherings across the state.

No matter where we were – seeing old friends or meeting people for the first time – the sense of community was undeniable!

These long-awaited reunions were a reminder that land is a unifier – bringing people together around a common desire for clean air and water, fresh food, and the simple joy of access to greenspaces and the many benefits that come with it.

As we enter this holiday season, we are particularly grateful for our relationship with you, and the stability you bring during unpredictable yet hope-filled times. With colder winter weather upon us, we look forward to new opportunities to stay connected with one another and the outdoor spaces we all cherish.

Wishing you peace and the beauty of the land this holiday season and into the New Year.

Amy Blaymore Paterson
Executive Director
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