Naromi Land Trust in Sherman was recently recognized at the Land Trust Alliance Rally conference in Pittsburgh, Penn.

Each year, land trusts from around the country come together to learn about the current information and advancements in the area of land conservation at the conference.

Naromi Land Trust’s Executive Director Amanda Branson and President Chris Jellen attended this year’s event.

Naromi joined the growing number of land trusts across the country achieving accreditation.

Accreditation is the acknowledgement that everything it does as a land trust is a best practice. It means that a land trust is doing right by its donors and our community.

Branson walked across the rally stage representing Naromi and Sherman with an accreditation pennant that will be proudly displayed in Naromi’s office.

Rally is not only a chance for land trusts to exchange ideas and information, but it provides training sessions on both land conservation and organizational standards to help land trusts operate at a higher level.

Naromi protects 12 percent of land in Sherman and make seven trails available for the community to enjoy.

It also preserves some vistas in town, including Upland Pastures Preserve across from the White Silo Winery, Wimisink Preserve’s boardwalk on the north end of town and Hadlow Preserve fields that rise on Route 37 going in to Sherman.

Sherman residents should have recently receiving Naromi’s annual appeal letter in the mail.