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Then & Now - An Avalonia Timeline

February 21

Year of Incorporation

Year of Incorporation
Incorporated as Mashantucket Land Trust on February 21, 1968 to include towns of Groton, Ledyard, North Stonington and Stonington, CT
May 29

Charitable Non-Profit

CT US Treasury Department granted charitable non-profit status - 501 (c) ( 3) - on May 29, 1968
July 10

1st Property

1st Property
Acquired 1st property - July 10, 1969. Ram PT, Stonington, CT
January 1

Geographical Expansion

Geographical Expansion
Certificate of Incorporation revised to include three additional towns, Griswold, Preston, & Voluntown, CT
March 21

Beyond Connecticut

Certificate of Incorporation revised to enable inclusion of property located throughout and outside of Connecticut on March 21, 1979.
February 1

500 Acres

Gift of the Holdridge Tract, now part of the Great Cedar Swamp in Ledyard, 25th land donation, crossing of the 500-acre threshold.
June 6

Name Change

Name Change
Name changed to Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc. June 6, 1995
December 16

Conservation Defense Liability

Commitment to participate in the Land Trust Alliance Conservation Defense Liability Insurance Program to safeguard against conservation defense costs that can run into the tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
February 16

Endowment Fund

Establishment of an endowment fund ($50,000 initial deposit) with the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut to safely grow funds while providing a reliable income stream to support Avalonia's preserves and preservation work in perpetuity.
February 16

Accreditation Achieved

Accreditation Achieved
The Land Trust Alliance awarded accreditation to Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc. on February 16, 2017
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