|For Immediate Release
Contact: Rob Suydam 804.328.3031
|April 4, 2012
Area landowners interested in learning more about conservation easements and the benefits associated with permanently protecting rural land are invited to attend a free workshop April 17th at the Spotsylvania County Community Development Conference Room, Merchants Square Building, located at 9019 Old Battlefield Boulevard, Spotsylvania, Va., 22553.
The free event will begin at 6 p.m. April 17th with a barbeque dinner, but reservations are required by April 13th. To make a reservation, contact Conservation Partners LLC at 540.458.3672 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representatives from the Virginia Department of Forestry, Virginia Outdoors Foundation and Conservation Partners LLC will share their knowledge and experience. Information and an instruction DVD will be available to take home.
“Conservation easements enable landowners to permanently protect their property from future development while still owning and managing their land,” said Rob Suydam of the VDOF. “This event will provide an opportunity to be introduced to the process and benefits of donating a conservation easement.”
The Virginia Department of Forestry protects and develops healthy, sustainable forest resources for Virginians. Headquartered in Charlottesville, the Agency has forestry staff members assigned to every county to provide citizen service and public safety protection across the Commonwealth. VDOF is an equal opportunity provider.
With nearly 16 million acres of forestland and more than 144,000 Virginians employed in forestry, forest products and related industries, Virginia forests provide more than $27.5 Billion annually in benefits to the Commonwealth.