People have strong relationships with the land. Along the Kentucky River they are tied to stunning cliffs that overlook the winding flow through Frankfort, Swallowfield, and Gratz to the Ohio River. They are tied to the green terraces and the rolling hills of the Elkhorn and Eagle creeks. Many people love their land and want it to become a living legacy; they wish to pass it to their family and ensure that it remains undeveloped as woods and farmland. The Woods and Waters Land Trust was created to provide a way to help those interested in the long term protection of their land.
Another goal of the land trust is to contribute to the long term stability of the Kentucky River system and the services that it provides to everyone who lives here – services like clean air and water, and landscapes that help keep property values stable and quality of life high.