Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust will play host to a conservation celebration in Kent on Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon.

A snow date of Feb. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. is set.

The event will recognize the recent legislative victories for conservation and the important work being done by Connecticut’s land trusts.

Land trusts from throughout the state, local and statewide leaders, and Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, as well as U.S. Elizabeth Esty, all D-Conn., will be in attendance.

The celebration will include a panel discussion and a public question-and-answer session on conservation strategies and recent successes.

In a great victory for conservation in Connecticut and nationwide, and for the private landowners so important to land protection, the Federal enhanced tax incentive for conservation easement donations has been made permanent.

This incentive gives private landowners across the nation—farmers, woodland owners, ranchers, hunters, homeowners—who conserve their lands the opportunity for tax savings as a result of their visionary gifts to organizations like Weantinoge and other land trusts.

In strong Republican and Democratic cooperation, the House voted 318-109 and the Senate voted 65-33 to pass the bills that included the incentive, and the President signed it into law on Dec. 18, 2015.

The incentive, considered by many to be the most important conservation legislation in 20 years, encourages landowners to place conservation easements on their land to protect important agricultural, water, natural, scenic and historic resources.

For more information, including the location of the celebration and reservations, call 860-927-1927 or email info@weantinoge.org.