It’s 2020! Happy New Year!

Your Land Trust Board and Staff are grateful for the tremendous year-end support last month from our members and friends, from conservation easement donors, from participants in our sporting clays fundraiser, and from Facebook friends who joined our Giving Tuesday campaign. Why not start the 2020s in the same spirit? Thanks to an anonymous supporter who recommended us, the Land Trust will receive $1 THIS MONTH for every re-usable shopping bag you purchase for $2.50 at Bi-Lo stores in Greenwood. These are colorful, durable bags made of recycled materials, and are perfect not only for groceries but also for gathering up all the holiday decor you’re taking down right now!
ALSO, if you weren’t lucky enough to get one of our Land Trust – branded long-sleeve dri-fit t-shirts at our clayshoot, you can buy one for just $20 while supplies last. We have several leftovers in all sizes (S, M, L, XL, and XXL), and they run a little on the large side. Perfect for that winter hike or 5K run you have coming up (and a good conversation starter to let others know why they, too, should support their local Land Trust!  Call or email to reserve your shirt today.  

Gathering the greenery for the post-holiday bonfire (in the snazzy totebag you can buy to benefit the Land Trust).  We like decorating our homeplace in the country with whatever we can find in the yard and in the woods, native (if there’s enough to take sustainably) or non-native (pull it all out!).  Pictured here is Japanese holly, Eastern Red Cedar, English Ivy, some kind of yew tree foliage, and the puffy plume of pampas grass.

Look for your bag near the Customer Service desk at Bi-Lo (outside the cash registers) and tell your friends and fellow-shoppers how important it is to save forest and farmland, ’cause we gotta have places to grow food and fiber, and forests and wildlife, and clean water and air.  Those things don’t come from stores, they come from the good Earth.

p.s. After January 2020, you can still support the Land Trust with your purchase of the bag by going to the internet site listed on the bag tag and selecting Upper Savannah Land Trust as the charity of your choice!

Here it is, the Upper Savannah Land Trust t-shirt!  Sadie is trying on my size-medium but probably would do for a small.  As a senior in high school, she’s just happy to have her first modeling job… not her likely career but keeping her options open.

The shirt front is tasteful and uncluttered, with the Land Trust logo on the left breast.  Works well as a winter undershirt or as high-tech perspiration-wicking athletic wear.  I know you want one!