Did You Know?

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Donating to The Land Conservancy is more than just protecting land…

INCREASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Availability of open space and recreation areas encourages active lifestyles. If every person spent 20 minutes walking or hiking each day, we could eliminate the nation’s obesity epidemic. Our local lands provide outlets for a healthier community and a healthier YOU!

HIGHER RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY VALUES
Open space and natural views have a positive financial impact on nearby properties increasing the value of YOUR home by up to 30%!

WILDLIFE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Protecting homes for plants and animals also safeguards local air quality, ensures water availability, and minimizes pollution. Future generations will come to appreciate the healthy air and clean water that YOU enjoy today.

REDUCTION OF COMMUNITY COSTS
Less public services are needed in areas where creeks, trees, and open spaces are conserved. Improved water quality and flood control reduces government costs, saving YOU money in the long run!

ENHANCED TOURISM
Outdoor recreation and leisure is abundant here, attracting visitors from all over the state and world. These outdoor enthusiasts contribute at least $200 million each year to our county’s economy. That means money for YOUR business and community!

NATURAL & SCENIC BEAUTY
San Luis Obispo County boasts some of the world’s most beautiful and stunning landscapes. Without these special places, where will YOU go to relax, enjoy nature, and take it all in?

Data Sources: American Farmland Trust, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Outdoor Industry Association, Trust for Public Land, and American Trails.