Virginia’s United Land Trusts recognized as a VEE Partner in Excellence
Over its 40-year history, VEE has partnered with nearly 500 nonprofit organizations, universities, government agencies, schools and communities. Of those, 22 were selected as Partners in Excellence honorees
Virginia’s United Land Trusts is a collaborative of more than 30 private organizations working across the state to conserve the Commonwealth’s natural, cultural, historic, scenic and recreational resources, and working forests and farmlands. Established 15 years ago with grant support from VEE, its mission is to increase the effectiveness of the land conservation community of the Commonwealth. In Virginia, quasi-public and private land trusts have conserved more than 1.1 million acres of land; nearly 80 percent of which has been achieved since 2000, leading the Southeast states in the amount of acreage protected, and ranking fifth in the nation.
For details on VEE’s 40th anniversary and more on all honorees, go to vee.org.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2017, the Virginia Environmental Endowment is a nonprofit, grant-making foundation based in Richmond, Va., that is focused on improving the quality of the environment by using its capital, expertise and resources to encourage all sectors to work together to prevent pollution, conserve natural resources and promote environmental literacy.