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Escondido Gets a Voice at Statewide Conference

Last month our very own Development Associate, Meghan Williams, joined a panel of three land trusts to present at the California Land Conservation Conference in Monterey. The panel offered insight from three different-sized organizations to approach development, communication, fundraising, and community engagement.

“It was important to me to be a part of this to represent the smaller land trusts and show them that they can do just about everything that the larger land trusts do, and how to start,” Meghan shared about her experience representing The Escondido Creek Conservancy. She was joined by Kate Mitchell-Mehle of the Big Sur Land Trust who represented medium-sized land trusts and Gordon Clark of the Peninsula Open Space Trust who gave insight into larger organizations.

Together, they addressed the successes and challenges they’ve experienced as they work to energize the community on the importance of land conservation for people and wildlife. We were delighted to share the steps we’ve taken to keep our organization running and were also inspired by the many other passionate individuals who share our vision.