For starters, please let me begin by wishing all of you a happy new year and that I hope you managed to make it through the holidays if not healthy, then hopefully fully recovered by now. For the official record, there have been no changes regarding the status of Crebilly Farm since I last wrote to you in December. Natural Lands is working hard behind the scenes and with the landowners toward a conservation agreement for Crebilly.
In the meantime, and in case the sale listing of Crebilly Farm has alarmed anyone (which I am aware it has), this is nothing new and very common to have a property remain on the market during conservation negotiations. It is a smart move on the part of the landowners because it helps keep everyone on their toes to move forward in a timely manner. The landowners are marketing to a residential buyer, not a developer. And the goal, of course, is to come to an agreement of sale with Natural Lands as soon as possible, which can take several months.
This is a very exciting time! Thank you so much for caring and remaining engaged. There will come a time in the not too distant future where all of us will have a huge opportunity to help by donating to Natural Lands, specifically for Crebilly Farm. We are not there yet, and I promise to let you know when the time comes and include a direct link, via the Natural Lands website, on behalf of beloved Crebilly.
In closing, I will leave you with a quote I sent to a friend recently, and I think it pertains to every single one of you still reading these messages (I made it gender friendly): “Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, they send forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” The Ripple of Hope ~Robert F. Kennedy
Thank you for being a ripple.
If not you, then who?