Steve South and Sue Van Patten donated an easement on their Locust Hill Farm in Woodford County in 2018. The farm contains a portion of Clear Creek, a tributary to the Kentucky River, and is dedicated to preserving the natural landscape. Locust Hill Farm has open fields and wooded area rich in biodiversity and contributes to a critical mass of protected farmland.
“We retired to our rural Woodford County property in 2007. And we have personally worked many long days, improving our stone walls and clearing the woods of invasive honeysuckle. Also, we have planted many different native species of trees to add more diversity to the woods. Therefore, we wanted to ensure future owners would maintain what we have worked so hard to accomplish. Once we learned about the mission of Bluegrass Land Conservancy, we became supporters and began the process of establishing a conservation easement. We are proud to add our land to the preservation of the Bluegrass region and are so glad we joined Bluegrass Land Conservancy.”