Visit us on May 11, 2019 at ‘Give Grandly!’
in Silver City
& Meet Ron Troy, NMLC’s Southern New Mexico Project Manager
The New Mexico Land Conservancy (NMLC) is honored to participate each year in the ‘Give Grandly’ fundraising event in Silver City to raise money for, and awareness of, the great work local nonprofits are doing in southwestern New Mexico.
Give Grandly! gives community members of Catron, Grant, Hidalgo and Luna Counties the opportunity to find and support organizations whose missions align with their passion and interest.
Even though NMLC works statewide and into southeastern Arizona, our Southern New Mexico Project Manager, Ron Troy, is based in Silver City, where he initiated, among other conservation projects, the Silver City Trails & Open Space planning initiative two years ago, funded by a generous LOR Grant.
Ron loves New Mexico − and his home town of Silver City, especially. He’s the kind of guy who strikes up a friendly conservation at the local gas station while filling up his pick-up, or who pops into the local coffee shop, the Tranquil Buzz, to chat with folks up early before heading out for the day’s work, talking with landowners throughout the southern portion of the state about the benefits of land conservation.
Ron’s wife, Yvette Troy, on the Silver City trail with their dog.
Ron’s dedication to the Silver City Trails & Open Space initiative has helped galvanize the greater community, sparking other local projects and expanding the Trails & Open Space effort into a countywide planning effort. “The amount of community enthusiasm and involvement associated with this project has been amazing!” Ron says. “We’re excited about the myriad projects and project planning taking place and feel this is exactly the kind of moment that the LOR Foundation was hoping to generate with their grant.”
Ron is also engaged in NMLC’s program to assist the Department of Defense (DoD) and White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in their efforts to curtail encroaching development on lands adjacent to the “range.” [page 19 in our 2018 Annual Report]
In addition to the Give Grandly! event onsite at the Farmer’s Market on May 11, donations can be made online that day on our Give Grandly! page to support the important work we do to help preserve, in perpetuity, the land, water, wildlife, working farms and ranches, cultural and historical sites and scenic open space that make our state unique and special in so many ways.
We appreciate your support of our mission: To preserve New Mexico’s land heritage by helping people conserve the lands they love!