Adopt An Acre Inc. Partners on Non-profit’s First Preserved Farm
WERNERSVILLE, Berks Co. --- Adopt An Acre Inc. has partnered with the Berks Agricultural Land Preservation Board to purchase its first conservation easement on a 16.6 acre farm located in Berks County. The Upper Tulpehocken Township farm is owned by Dean and Brenda Tice and is used for pasture and to raise hay.
President Dan Brennan called this a momentous step for the non-profit organization as it moves forward with its mission to save farmland for future generations. “Our group’s budget is small, so partnering with the County allowed us to invest in farmland preservation that we could not have done on our own. The Tice’s were referred to us for assistance by BCALPB, and we were able to turn their application around promptly. As a result, this farm will remain in agriculture forever.”
Adopt An Acre Inc. was organized in 2004 and has been raising funds for farmland preservation for the past six years. They can accept donated conservation easements, partner with other preservation groups, or purchase easements on smaller acreages.
For more information about Adopt An Acre Inc., visit their website at www.preservefarms.org or call 610-927-4753. Type your paragraph here.