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Land conservation programs slated in November

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 11:58 AM

Western Reserve Land Conservancy Firelands Field Office will hold two programs in November about conservation easements and tax incentives for landowners interested in preserving their land.

The first program will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Lorain County Metro Parks Wellington Reservation, at 535 Jones Road, Wellington.

The second program will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Berlin Heights Firehouse at 12101 Ohio 61, Berlin Heights.

Ed Meyers, WRLC general counsel, and Andy McDowell, WRLC Firelands field director, will be the presenters. Ed Meyers has served as general counsel of Western Reserve Land Conservancy (formerly Chagrin River Land Conservancy) since Jan. 1, 2003. Prior to that, he practiced real estate and environmental law at the Cleveland law firm of Arter and Hadden for 30 years. He is a former trustee of Chagrin River Land Conservancy, and he and his wife are conservation easement donors. The program is free and open to the public.

WRLC is a non-profit conservation organization that works with landowners to preserve the natural resources, productive farmland, and scenic beauty of the 14-county Western Reserve region of northeast Ohio.

For more information, or to RSVP, call (440) 774-4226 or e-mail kpilacky@wrlc.cc.

WRLC was formed in a Jan. 1, 2006 merger between several organizations. To date, WRLC has protected more than 10,000 acres by executing conservation easements and partnering with local governments to acquire land.

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