Through a land conservation program, people will have the chance to lean how to keep cherished lands in the family, protect lands and waters forever, and receive financial and estate planning benefits from doing so. Wed., Oct., 16th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pike County Conservation District in Blooming Grove, there will be an information program titled, “Financial Benefits of Land Conservation.”
The program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested; call (570) 226-3164 or (845) 583-1010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
Delaware Highlands Conservancy Executive Director Sue Currier and Pike County Scenic Rural Character Preservation Program and Assistant Director of Pike County Planning Jessica Grohmann, will discuss how conservation easements and agricultural easements are key tools for area residents. Local Real Estate Attorney R. Anthony Waldron and Financial Planner Richard Eckersley will also be on hand to speak and answer questions.
The Pike County Scenic Rural Character Preservation Program offers funding assistance to landowners interested in protecting their land with a conservation easement. The funding may help to cover property surveys, title searches, baseline documentation and monitoring stewardship costs associated with donating an easement to a land trust like the Delaware Highlands Conservancy. For more information, contact the Pike County Planning Office at (570) 296-3500 or visit SRCP.pikepa.org.
The Delaware Highlands Conservancy works with landowners and communities to protect the healthy lands, clean waters, eagles and other wildlife, and locally sustainable economies of the Upper Delaware River region. Visit www.DelawareHighlands.org for more information.