Building Reliable Support for Land Preservation
Learn how a small land trust’s ideas came to fruition after years of hard work, resulting in a county wide tax increase for land conservation. Teamwork, marketing, grants, polling, luck, humor, sacrifice, and more all contributed to a successful campaign despite limited resources. Join Farm & Natural Lands Trust of York County’s Executive Director Sean Kenny as he reviews the triumphs and challenges of the process from concept to success in a county that once lagged behind its peers in preserving land.
Sean Kenny | Executive Director, Farm & Natural Lands Trust of York County
Sean P. Kenny is Executive Director of Farm & Natural Lands Trust of York County, a small land trust preserving land primarily through conservation easements. FNLT has over 14,000 acres in their preservation family on over 160 properties – growing that number annually by 1,000 acres with a small staff and volunteers. Sean lives on a FNLT preserved farm with his spouse and two children. Sean volunteers in various leadership positions with York County Planning Commission, York County Rail Trail Authority and York Central Market – to name a few.