Celebrating Conservation Heroes: NVCT’s Landowner Appreciation Picnic Unites Stewards of Nature
On Tuesday, May 16, 2023, the picturesque NVCT-conserved Eagles’ property in McLean was the site of unity and fellowship as we at NVCT hosted our highly anticipated “Landowner Appreciation Picnic.” From 5:30 to 7:30 pm, a beautiful property beloved for its natural resources welcomed NVCT landowners who had dedicated themselves to the noble cause of preserving nature for generations to come.
The event celebrated the heroic efforts and shared objective to preserve Northern Virginia’s natural resources one acre at a time. Each landowner was recognized for their unwavering commitment to protecting and conserving nearby nature. Their dedication had not gone unnoticed, and this picnic was a heartfelt gesture of gratitude for our community’s commitment and support.
“It was a wonderful evening in McLean, overlooking the river with a chance for our landowners to get to know each other and discuss their shared conservation and stewardship goals,” said Amelia Wilt, NVCT’s Partnerships Coordinator.
As guests arrived at the Eagles’ property, NVCT staff greeted them warmly before guiding them to the designated picnic area.
The atmosphere was filled with camaraderie and shared purpose as families and friends mingled, sharing stories of their conservation efforts and the joy they found in nurturing the land, all in nature’s tranquility and freedom.
The picnic served as a platform for landowners to connect, forge new friendships, and strengthen existing bonds. Landowners exchanged tips, experiences, and ideas, inspired by each other’s dedication. The event was a celebration of their achievements and an opportunity to learn and grow as a community united by a common goal.
We hope these land conservation heroes departed the “Landowner Appreciation Picnic” with renewed purpose, determined to continue their valuable work impacting the environment for future generations.