Wordsprint’s Josh Wimmer joined Governor Tim Kaine and other guests at the Conservation Celebration 2009 at Hollins College, sponsored by the Western Virginia Land Trust. The WVLT works to preserve our region's unique scenic, historic, agricultural, recreational and natural features, focusing on the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick and Roanoke. It holds and promotes conservation easements, agreements that permanently protect land from inappropriate kinds of development.
In 2006, Gov. Kaine announced an initiative to protect an additional 400,000 acres of land by the year 2010: With every passing day, land is becoming more expensive and scarce. I will set up and meet this preservation goal during my term, not just because it's the right thing to do. I will do it because, if I don't, the opportunity to do it will not be there for future governors and future Virginians. Since 1968, Virginia has preserved 330,000 acres of land. Most of that has been preserved in the past five years. The goal of my administration is for the state to preserve an additional 400,000 acres by the end of the decade. Thanks to local land trusts like WVLT and our state partners like the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, Gov. Kaine is on target to meet this goal.
Wordsprint handles many of the WVLT’s design, print, and mail projects – including the invitations and programs associated with the Conservation Celebration, and the organization’s quarterly newsletter. Wordsprint works closely with other land trusts in our region – including the New River Land Trust – to help preserve our region’s natural features.