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Buffalo Trace Distillery Awards Rare Bourbon to WWLT!

Thanks to Buffalo Trace for recognizing WWLT and awarding one of their bourbons from their 6 millionth Barrel. We will be letting bourbon lovers know how this special bourbon will be made available!

WWLT Thanks Urbanize for Innovative Donation

Things change - Frankfort's Capital Tower is gone (see image) but the nearby apartments are renovated - now called Urban Woods. They have been renovated by the company Urbanize, Inc. It is a business driven by contributing to the surrounding community, in this case, Frankfort and the Kentucky River. And, taking community giving a step further, Urbanize is partnering with Woods and Waters Land Trust to ensure the beautiful river landscape is conserved. A portion of their rental income is given to the land trust for local conservation. “The rivers and forests are the character of this region and we want to make sure they continue to make this a great place to live” said Daniel Strong, Urbanize, Inc.

Woods and Waters Land Trust thanks Urbanize Inc. for its innovative approach to conservation! And for envisioning conservation as an integral part of life on the Kentucky River.

Photo by Tom Barnes

Photo by Tom Barnes

Grant Funds assist with Conservation Plan 

Snowy Owl Foundation is supporting the WWLT Conservation Plan, a focused plan to identify large forests and important ecological connections in our landscape.


new board members

We have new members on our Board of Directors! Welcome Joe Johnson (Bluegrass Realty) and Nathan Depenbrock (Canoe Kentucky).

Rue Anemone  Image Ed Lawrence

Rue Anemone

Image Ed Lawrence

Here’s our Spring Newsletter!


WWLT Earns National Accreditation

Woods and Waters Land Trust has achieved national recognition by receiving accreditation from the Land Trust Alliance.  

Vaughn Branch by Ed Lawrence

Vaughn Branch by Ed Lawrence


An Envision Award was given to the land trust for conserving the forest on Vaughn Branch. We consider this nature preserve a community resource. The forest provides protection for wildlife, water quality and an accessible natural area for recreation - a place to tale a break from the City.

Land Extravaganza a Success! 

We hope you were able to attend this year's unforgettable Land Extravaganza!  Thanks Don and Sylvia Coffey for hosting, Charlie Jones for another lively auction, and those who attended with storms forecasted!