It started with a map. We unrolled it across the tailgate of a truck, tracing our fingers from the northern edge of Durham county, south to Chatham, east to RDU, and west to Hillsborough. The Triangle was booming, green spaces turning to parking lots, habitats to housing.
How could two conservation professionals make a difference in protecting the watersheds, farmlands, creeks, and clean air this growing population depended on for health and wellbeing? How could they unite communities around the idea that land matters?
For the last several years LANDMATTERS has developed the vision for a conservation cemetery in the Piedmont. We anticipate opening Bluestem Conservation Cemetery in November 2021. Learn more about the project here.
Top photo: Mapping a Project, Durham County, North Carolina Bottom photo: Conservation Property, Durham County, North Carolina