No matter where we live, forests play an important role in our daily lives and are essential to our health, economies and way of life. Every day forests provide untold ecosystem benefits such as clean air and water, prevention of flooding as well as habitat to about 90% of all earth’s species. Forests are one of the most effective, economical nature-based solutions to mitigating the impacts of climate change. They provide us with aesthetic beauty, a healthy sense of well-being and offer invaluable recreational opportunities.
Winnakee is firmly dedicated to the natural places that matter most for families, their well-being, and for healthy communities. In ten years, our added focus on protecting irreplaceable local forests, and restoration of the natural ecosystems in the lands Winnakee protects, will have a transformative impact on the direction of our region’s environmental health. We are most grateful to the generous donors who entrust their lands to Winnakee for restoration and conservation as we progress on these enhanced conservation goals.”