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Land Trust for Southeast Louisiana holds public meeting Dec. 6

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND -- The Land Trust for Southeast Louisiana (LTSL) will hold its annual meeting Thursday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m., at First Guaranty Bank, 400 E. Thomas St., Hammond.

     At the meeting, which is open to the public, members of the non-profit land trust will celebrate successes with partners working on land conservation projects and discuss the establishment of a Gulf Coast-wide network of land conservation groups, board members said.

     LTSL preserves and protects natural areas and agricultural lands by acquiring and stewarding land through conservation easements, purchases and donations. While creating stewardship opportunities through the LTSL preserves natural resources for the future, landowners may be eligible for possible tax advantages.

     The Southeastern Social Science Research Center (SSSRC) at Southeastern Louisiana University is a land trust partner along with entities such as the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, Land Trust Alliance, Parkway Partners and the Nature Conservancy.

     Those wishing to attend the public meeting may contact SSSRC Director Bonnie Lewis, an LTSL board member, at 985-549-5120 or A reception with hors duvres and beverages will follow the meeting.

     More information on the Land Trust for Southeast Louisiana is available at

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