Land trust receives donation to help protect military

Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 07:23 PM.

“I just appreciate all the work that Coastal Land Trust does for our community,” she said. “We’ve been very supportive of them. I’m also on the Craven Community Foundation and we helped funding last year for here and our park and I just appreciate everything you do, Camilla.”

Those attending the ceremony said development is a challenge for all military bases, but that Cherry Point had the land trust and foundation as allies.

“Duke Energy Foundation’s leadership grant is key,” Lewis said. “Legislators in Raleigh and Congress understand the important role of Cherry Point — our nation’s largest Marine Corps air station — and have invested more than $25 million in capital grants to buy land and easements. But the city’s conservation partner, the Coastal Land Trust, relies on grants and contributions from members, businesses and foundations like Duke Energy Foundation to actually implement this special project, which is making such a positive impact on our citizens.”

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