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PLC goes to DC!
I suppose you could say that everything PLC does is special, unique and important. No two PLC projects are exactly the same but each one helps us reach our goal of connecting people with nature. But this is a little different, and we would love your involvement.
We are taking a bit of preserved North Carolina beauty to the nation’s capital. Piedmont Land Conservancy’s Forever These Lands photography exhibit will be displayed in the Russell Senate Building in Washington, D.C. the week of April 11-15. The artwork will be located in the historic Russell Rotunda, a prominent room with picturesque views of the United States Capitol building as a backdrop.
You can read our complete press release below. We are thrilled to show off the beauty of North Carolina and the commitment of our citizens to conservation.
Your gift today will support this project…and all the special, unique and important things PLC does. Conservation is a group effort, it takes landowners and legislation, legal contracts and legwork, commitment and caring, dirty hiking boots and donations. It takes people like you. I hope you will consider making a donation and becoming an active part of this work. You can give online here or give us a call at 336-691-0088.
March 23, 2016
For Immediate Release:
Piedmont Land Conservancy Photography Exhibit to Display in United States Capitol
• Forever These Lands exhibit will display in the Russell Rotunda the week of April 11-15.
• Exhibit features photographs of land conservation properties that have been protected during PLC’s first twenty-five years.
• Artwork will be featured at reception in the Lyndon B. Johnson Room of the United States Capitol on April 13.
Piedmont Land Conservancy’s Forever These Lands exhibit will be displayed in the Russell Senate Building in Washington, D.C. the week of April 11-15. The artwork will be located in the historic Russell Rotunda, a prominent room with picturesque views of the United States Capitol building as a backdrop. Senator Richard Burr, whose office is located in the Russell Building, helped get the project approved by the Senate Rules Committee.
“I talk a lot about the Land and Water Conservation Fund, but the best way to capture what it means for North Carolina is to see it for yourself,” said Senator Burr. “The importance of the work that the Piedmont Land Conservancy does with funding from LWCF can’t be over stated. Protecting North Carolina’s natural treasures through conservation is an incredible gift to give to future generations. I’m excited that my colleagues and visitors to the capitol will be able to get a glimpse of North Carolina’s natural beauty.”
Forever These Lands is a photographic collection showing properties protected throughout the Conservancy’s first twenty-five years. Photographs were taken primarily by volunteer photographer Ginny Weiler of Winston-Salem. Robert Merritt of Winston-Salem, and other PLC supporters, contributed to the exhibit. “We’re very proud to highlight the Piedmont’s beautiful farms, rivers and natural areas at one of our nation’s most revered institutions,” says Kevin Redding, the Conservancy’s executive director.
A portion of the exhibit will travel from the Russell Rotunda to the U.S. Capitol’s Lyndon B. Johnson Room on Wednesday, April 13th for a reception honoring the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Supporters of LWCF, which was recently extended in December 2015 legislation, will be recognized for their commitment to the program.
Piedmont Land Conservancy is a non-profit land conservation organization operating in Alamance, Caswell, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties. The organization’s mission is protecting our region’s natural lands, farms and waters for present and future generations. PLC connects people to nature. To the date PLC has protected over 22,000 acres.