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ANGOLA, IN -- Wood-Land-Lakes RC&D Land Trust, a northern Indiana land trust dedicated to preserving farms and farmland, announced today it has reached its 2016 goal of increasing its endowment fund held at the Steuben County Community Foundation.

“Future generations will inherit a landscape of open space and productive farmland only through the conscious choice of protecting that land today,” said Rick Meyer, Wood-Land-Lakes’ President.

Wood-Land-Lakes would like to say thank you to the Steuben County Community Foundation for the $25,000 matching endowment opportunity for nonprofit organizations.  They would also like to thank all of the donors who made it possible for Wood-Land-Lakes to reach the maximum match amount of $25,000.

Diana Clingan, Wood-Land-Lakes’ Treasurer, said “The increase of $50,000 in our endowment fund will go toward ensuring Wood-Land-Lakes' longevity and help us continue our mission of preserving and protecting farmland, woodlands, wildlife habitats, and wetlands in northern Indiana.”

“It is simply not possible for Wood-Land-Lakes Land Trust to provide the necessary level of service without the financial support of people who share our passion for saving family farms and open spaces,” explained Mike Yoder, Wood-Land-Lakes’ Vice President.  “Their support and commitment to conservation provides us with the resources to work on behalf of everyone who desires to preserve the small town and rural character of Northern Indiana.  We’re extremely grateful to all who supported us during this endowment fundraising campaign and every other day of the year.”

More information about Wood-Land-Lakes is available at www.wood-land-lakes.org or by calling 260-665-7723.

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