Four friends conserved 800+ acres of forest. “This is a very special parcel,” said Matt Paggi, “and we want to ensure it remains intact for future generations.”
Making sure land along streams has native trees and plants helps keep the water clean and cool, which benefits fish and other species. This stream, a hemlock forest, and open overlooks in Fairfax are now conserved for healthy forests, clean water, and wildlife. Thanks to Newt Garland, who protected the land he’s taken care of for decades.
Arthur Berndt not only descends from mavericks, but has blazed a trail with his sugaring operation. Arthur conserved his maple stand and forest with VLT.