During the year of its 50th anniversary the Land Conservancy of Ridgefield (LCR) announces that it has achieved national accreditation — joining a network of only 372 accredited land trusts across the nation that have earned this recognition by demonstrating their commitment to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in their work. The Land Conservancy of Ridgefield now joins 19 other Connecticut land trusts, out of 137 throughout the state, who have achieved this milestone.
“Accreditation demonstrates the Land Conservancy of Ridgefield’s commitment to permanent land conservation, conducted at the highest level of professionalism, by a group of dedicated volunteer Board members,” said Joan Corley, president of the LCR. “We are a stronger organization for having gone through the rigorous accreditation program. Our strength means special places like the Jeanne Timpanelli Preserve and John R. Eustis Nature Preserve will be protected forever, making Ridgefield an even greater place for us and our children.”