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Landowner Presentation with Medina Soil & Water Conservation District
February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Property owners can learn how to permanently preserve their land at this informational meeting at the Lodi Library.
The meeting, hosted by the nonprofit Western Reserve Land Conservancy and the Medina Soil and Water Conservation District, will take place from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 23 in the Community Room of the Lodi Library at 635 Wooster St., Lodi. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Andy McDowell, vice president of western operations for the Land Conservancy, will be the featured speaker. McDowell has overseen the preservation of thousands of acres of farmland and natural areas in Lorain, Huron, Erie, Medina, Ashland, Richland, Summit, Stark and Wayne counties. He will discuss the merits of conservation easements, the differences between donated and purchased easements and the workings of the Clean Ohio Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program. Landowners will also learn how they may receive income- and estate-tax benefits for donated easements.
A conservation easement preserves land by prohibiting or limiting future development. While it is voluntarily granted by the landowner, the easement is permanent and runs with the land. Landowners can realize significant tax benefits from granting easements on their property.