Walloon Lake Association and Conservancy Seeks Land Trust Accreditation


The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Walloon Lake Association and Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation. A public comment period is now open.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs.

“Having sensed its unique beauty, when the Walloon Lake Association was first formed back in 1910 by area residents and vacationers, its primary objective was to protect the environment of Walloon Lake and its watershed. The steps we’ve taken to become an Accredited Land Trust makes good on that primary objective set forth over a hundred years ago as well as the promise of our mission today that will conserve and care for this special place for the future generations.” — Pam Roudi, WLAC 2020-2021 Board President.  

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must relate to how the Walloon Lake Association and Conservancy complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards visit here.

To learn more about the accreditation program and to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org, or email your comment to info@landtrustaccreditation.org. Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. 

Comments on the Walloon Lake Association and Conservancy’s application will be most useful by July 9, 2021.