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Save-the-Date: Wednesday, April 18th!

Save-the-Date: Wednesday, April 18th!

Join BLC with event co-hosts Jennie & Peek Garlington III and Janie & Austin Musselman to celebrate more than 27,000 acres of permanently protected Bluegrass land. The 18th Annual Farmland Conservation Celebration and Auction has been set for Wednesday, April 18th. Doors will open at 5:30pm at Fasig-Tipton. We’ll have plenty of local food and… read more

Friends of BLC Pledges $1,000 Match to BLC for 2017 GoodGiving Challenge

Friends of BLC Pledges $1,000 Match to BLC for 2017 GoodGiving Challenge

Bluegrass Land Conservancy is excited to be participating in the 7th annual GoodGiving Challenge, presented by Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing. Great things happen in a giving community and supporting BLC’s mission of protecting land in the greater Bluegrass Region of Kentucky is both easy and fun with this community wide online… read more

An invitation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission

An invitation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission

Stakeholder Notification The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Bluegrass Land Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the… read more

What is the Cost of Conservation?

What is the Cost of Conservation?

Did you know, on average, it costs Bluegrass Land Conservancy (BLC) $25,000 to protect and steward a farm here in the Bluegrass? BLC protects every property in our portfolio in perpetuity.  We consider the preservation value to our community and future generations to be well worth the price tag.  But our goal to increase the… read more

Thank You for Your Generosity on Give for Good Day!

Thank You for Your Generosity on Give for Good Day!

Give For Good Louisville, a 24-hour online giving campaign hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville, encouraged participants to be a “force for good” in their community by making donations to local charitable organizations.  On September 14th, twenty-seven (27!) Bluegrass Land Conservancy supporters made a big commitment to the BLC mission by donating $54,175! Based… read more

Friends of BLC and Woodford Forward Have Fun on the Farm

Friends of BLC and Woodford Forward Have Fun on the Farm

For six decades, writer and Kentuckian, Wendell Berry has spoken out in defense of local agriculture, rural communities, and the importance of caring for the land. On August 19th, Friends of BLC and Woodford Forward partnered together to share an outdoor screening of Look & See, A Portrait of Wendell Berry. Waverly Farm of BLC-protected… read more

Meet Our New Office Manager, Lauren Hardesty

Meet Our New Office Manager, Lauren Hardesty

We are pleased to announce Lauren Hardesty as the newest member of the BLC staff. Lauren will serve as the officer manger and replaces Alison Freels who recently accepted a new job closer to home and family. A native of Kentucky, Lauren is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and has a degree in… read more

Education & Outreach Spotlight on Healthy Waterways

Education & Outreach Spotlight on Healthy Waterways

This summer, Bluegrass Land Conservancy participated in three family-friendly programs, all promoting the importance of healthy waterways and the impact of our interactions with the environment.   “Kentucky has tens of thousands of miles of streams and rivers. That’s a lot of water. And a lot of responsibility. It all flows downstream, so let’s be… read more