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DLC Meets with Representatives in Washington during Land Trust Advocacy Days

DLC Board Chairman Rebecca Seaman, and President Becky Thornton, traveled to Washington DC in April to meet with Representatives on Capitol Hill during Land Trust Advocacy Days, organized by the Land Trust Alliance.

Becky Thornton Rebecca Seaman

With our colleagues from Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC), Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT), and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA), we thanked them for their great leadership and support that helped ensure that the Enhanced Conservation Easement Tax Incentive was made permanent in December, and for supporting other federal conservation funding initiatives such as the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), the Highlands Conservation Act, the Forest Legacy Program, and the Agricultural Lands Easement (ALE) Program under the Farm Bill. New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and Congressman Chris Gibson, both strong advocates for our work, met with us in person. Thanks also to New York Senator Charles Schumer, for being a major champion for our tax incentive, and to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for her support!

L-R - Michael Polemis (CLC), Becky Thornton (DLC), Rebecca Seaman (DLC), Congressman Chris Gibson, Peter Paden (CLC), and David Farren (RPA)

L-R – Michael Polemis (CLC), Becky Thornton (DLC), Rebecca Seaman (DLC), Congressmen Chris Gibson, Peter Paden (CLC), and David Farren (RPA)

L-R - Andy Chmar (HHLT), Becky, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, and Michelle Smith (HHLT)

L-R – Andy Chmar (HHLT), Becky, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, and Michelle Smith (HHLT)

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