What is a land trust? What is a conservation easement? Why donate your land? On Thursday, June 8, 5:30 pm hear Mike Walsh, volunteer trustee and President of the Trust for Virgin Islands Land, answer these and other questions. The trustees bring an overarching land conservation ethic and a passion for the Virgin Islands that drives this organization forward.
The Trust for Virgin Islands Lands is a private, non-profit, community-based conservation organization whose mission it is to protect tracts of agricultural and natural landscapes that provide significant benefits to the citizens of the Virgin Islands. They do this by purchasing and holding threatened lands for transfer to conservation-minded ownership, providing assistance to landowners wanting to limit future development through conservation easements, advocating sound land use policy, and fostering increased appreciation and understanding of our territory’s natural resources.
The Trust for Virgin Islands Lands was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2006. TVIL is a tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and a member of the Land Trust Alliance, the national convener and representative of over 1,700 land trusts across America.
Our responsibility as a land trust obligates us to maintain vigilant watch over lands entrusted to us for perpetuity.