Advocacy

Executive Director Christine McCauley was joined by Robert Ramsay, President of the Georgia Conservancy, and Alex Robertson, Legal Counsel for the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, for the Land Trust Alliance’s Advocacy Days in April, 2016 (pictured with GA Representative Jody Hice).

Communicating to you what we do is critical in accomplishing our mission. For example, if you don’t know what a conservation easement is, you won’t know you want to (really want to) use one on your own land. Right? Similarly, we think our elected and appointed leaders of Morgan County, all four Municipalities, our State, and our Nation make better decisions when they have the facts about the benefits of land conservation and historic preservation – reduced cost for taxpayers for things like clean drinking water and increasing the tax base through reinvesting in existing historic neighborhoods. We want you all to have the facts. That’s why our educational programs are designed as they are and our events are designed to be FUN – so you’ll come… and maybe learn a thing or two while you’re there. It’s also why we invest in building relationships with political leaders. A recent trip to DC proved so very fruitful for conservation and for this conservancy. Please join us in advocating to our leaders – tell them why protected farmland, wildlife habitat, clean water, and beautiful places matter to you. And ask them to do more to encourage land conservation and historic preservation.

In April, 2016 the Madison-Morgan Conservancy’s Executive Director, Christine McCauley, was joined by Robert Ramsay, President of the Georgia Conservancy, and Alex Robertson, Legal Counsel for the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, for the Land Trust Alliance’s Advocacy Days (pictured above with GA Congressman Jody Hice).