Public invited to land extravaganza Saturday

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By Chris Schimmoeller
President, Woods & Waters Land Trust

Woods and Water Land Trust welcomes the public to its fourth Annual Land Extravaganza at the home of Charlie and Robin Jones on the Kentucky River.
Join us Saturda for an evening of fine food and music in an unforgettable location. The hosts own 525 acres with spectacular views and nearly a mile of river frontage in northern Franklin County.
Besides operating a working farm with hogs, goats, sheep, donkeys, horses and cattle, Robin and Charlie Jones have actively worked to protect and conserve their woodlands, which boast rare species.
A tour with views of the river featuring a talk by geologist Brandon Nuttall will begin at 5 p.m.
Appetizers and a silent auction begin at 6pm in the unique log home of the hosts.
An open-air dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
 The feature of this year’s fine local cuisine will be pork produced on the farm. Other menu items include stuffed potatoes, artisan bread by Stone & Ember Bakery, as well as salads and desserts.
A short program highlighting the conservation work on the farm and the significance of the area will conclude dinner.
For more information visit www.woodsandwaterstrust.org.  
The mission of the Woods & Waters Land Trust is to protect the forested lands and riparian areas in the lower Kentucky River watershed and to promote sustainable land use in the region for the benefit of present and future generations.
Woods & Waters Land Trust works with landowners who are interested in long-term protection of their land.  Lands put in trust typically cannot be subdivided or developed in a way that has a negative impact on the ecological value of the land.  Currently Woods & Waters Land Trust is working with landowners on lands totaling over 1,000 acres.  Henry, Owen, and Franklin counties are within the focus area of the trust.