The Adirondack Land Trust, a key protector of lands, scenic views, and quality of life, has received a $2 million endowment from the F. M. Kirby Foundation to “help fund perpetual care of working farms and forests under conservation easements,” according to Denton Publications.
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Conservation is incredibly important in the Adirondacks, which is home to so many unique sights and species. This most recent grant is the largest in the Adirondack Land Trust’s history, but is not the first from the F. M. Kirby Foundation, which has been a partner of the Land Trust for more than four decades.
It is hoped that this generous endowment will spark an interest in others to contribute to the Land Trust’s cause. The F.M. Kirby Foundation is named in honor of Fred M. Kirby II and is operated by his wife, Walker, and next-generation family members.