Though Catherine and Marty Morrow spend much of their time these days on a fire lookout in eastern Oregon, their roots are in Central Oregon and with the Land Trust. Back in 1995, Catherine was a planner for Deschutes County. Marty an ER nurse at St. Charles. Catherine first got involved with the Land Trust as part of a small group that came together to create Indian Ford Meadow Preserve. She went on to help create the first Board of Directors.
“We support the Land Trust because it goes beyond what the statewide land use program does to protect farm and forest land and fish and wildlife habitat. There is also the assurance that protection and management will be in perpetuity, not subject to changes in policy or laws.
Our favorite project has been the restoration of Whychus Creek and the dream to restore fish runs. Camp Polk Meadow Preserve has been an ambitious collaboration that has helped create better habitat for fish and improve water quality and quantity. I also think the field trips to share and educate people of all ages are great.
The past 20 years have been a success! The Land Trust is an organization that serves as a steward for the land and is a model for others. There is a strong cadre of volunteers, diverse funding, and acres of land and miles of streams under protection. Success!!”
Catherine and Marty Morrow have been Land Trust supporters since 1995!