One thing that unites us as a nation is land: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love. Since 1986, Solano Land Trust has been doing just that for the people of Solano County. Now Solano Land Trust announces it has renewed its land trust accreditation – proving once again that it is committed to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in its conservation work.

“As a public benefit organization that promises to protect land and share it with the community forever, this recognition is invaluable,” said Nicole Braddock, Solano Land Trust’s Executive Director. “It means that our volunteers, donors and supporters can trust that our collective work benefits people today and will continue to do so for years to come.”

Thanks to the generous support of individuals, businesses, government agencies and many partners, Solano Land Trust has protected more than 22,000 acres in Solano County, and hosted more than 300,000 people at its natural parks.

Solano Land Trust invites the community to join its upcoming free and low costs events, like spring wildflower walks at Jepson Prairie Preserve, the Rush Ranch Open House on April 27, and the Lynch Canyon Kite Festival on May 4.  The group is also working with a local ranching family to protect more than 2,200 acres of ranchland and scenic views in the hills outside of the City of Vacaville, and working with Solano County to expand Lynch Canyon Open Space.  “As an accredited land trust,” Braddock notes, “we are able to show our funders and partners that they are investing in a solid organization.  This can help us be more competitive and successful in bringing grant funds into Solano County to benefit our community.”

Solano Land Trust provided extensive documentation and was subject to a comprehensive third-party evaluation prior to achieving this distinction. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded renewed accreditation, signifying its confidence that Solano Land Trust’s lands will be protected forever.

Solano Land Trust protects land to ensure a healthy environment, keep ranching and farming families on their properties, and inspire a love of the land.