2017 Conservation Corridors

PLC’s  2017 fundraiser to continue our ongoing mission of conserving land and water for people and wildlife will take place at Little Orange Creek Nature Park on Saturday May 6th, from 5-9 pm. A light meal including vegetarian/vegan, Music by “Dim Lights”, local wines, craft beer tasting, silent auction with items and art from local artisans, family activities to explore the park.The Park is located 0.6 miles west of the Putnam/Alachua County line and 1.3 miles east of US 301 at 24115 SE Hawthorne Road (SR 20).  Support PLC in our shared efforts to further land conservation by protecting and expanding critical corridors in our area.

Earlier this year, PLC provided a grant to Florida Earthskills Gathering at Little Orange Creek Nature Park. This year’s event again brought about 600 people (many who camped out for the five-day event) from near and far  for this environmental education event. It has become a national event and one of the largest of its kind in the country. The gathering focuses on teaching sustainable and simple living skills, ecology, woods skills and creating meaningful Earth-based community. Rediscovering the sustainable skills of past generations (including the Stone Age) is a large focus of the gathering.

General Putnam Land Conservancy Facts:

Putnam Land Conservancy, Inc. was established in 2006 as all volunteer non-profit Land Trust

Directly Participated in the purchase of 3300 acres for placing into conservation

Currently owns 750 acres

Perpetual Conservation Easements on 160 acres

Active land conservation projects currently in 5 counties