The Wildlands Conservancy
At Glen Ivy Hot Springs we enjoy the benefits of nature every day which makes the preservation of the land around us all the more important. Glen Ivy’s Director of Landscapes and Sustainability, Patrick Mitchell, introduced us to The Wildlands Conservancy, a nonprofit organization with a mission to save and restore California’s magnificent landscapes.
Since its inception in 1995, The Wildlands Conservancy has preserved more than 1,250 square miles of land, more than any other nonprofit organization operating with private funds. With 12 preserves that encompass approximately 146,000 acres of land, they are California’s largest nonprofit landowner.
Their overreaching goal is to “Call people back to the beauty, wonder, and inspiration of the natural world, and to encourage people to be participants in saving our magnificent landscapes and restoring California’s rich biological diversity.” How they achieve this goal is by purchasing and restoring landscapes, and then building visitor facilities to welcome the public back to the land.
Another goal of the organization is to educate youth about the wonder and joys of nature through their free outdoor education programs. Each year approximately 30,000 children are able to experience their outdoor education programs at the various preserves. Through these programs, children are able to discover a world beyond their own neighborhood, while gaining a better understanding and respect for life.
Glen Ivy Hot Springs is featuring “Chair Massage for a Cause” all month long in October, with a share of the proceeds going to support Wildlands Conservancy. Please help us preserve and protect California’s beautiful landscapes!
It is through the generosity of others that enables The Wildlands Conservancy to continue with their work. If you are interested in helping them further their mission, please click here for donation opportunities.