LandTrust receives $3,000 plant conservation grant

Published 11:34 am Thursday, October 19, 2017

The LandTrust for Central North Carolina has received a $3,000 grant from the North Carolina Native Plant Society to support the conservation of native plant habitats.

The grant is in honor of Alice Zawadzki, a native of New Jersey who moved to North Carolina and taught high school chemistry for many years.

After her retirement, Zawadzki became involved with several organizations that worked for the conservation of native and rare plants. The Native Plant Society chose to establish the fund in her memory to continue supporting the land conservation work that Zawadzki worked for.

“We are so grateful to North Carolina Native Plant Society for awarding this grant to the LandTrust. These funds will go toward a very important conservation project located on the Uwharrie River in Randolph County” says Crystal Cockman, land protection director for the LandTrust.

The LandTrust for Central N.C. operates in a 10-county region in the central Piedmont region. To learn more about LandTrust or to support local conservation, contact Cockman at 704-647-0302.