Freshwater Land Trust Announces 8th Annual Land Aid Event

Benefitting the Freshwater Land Trust‘s mission of stewardship of Alabama lands over the past 20 years, the non-profit announces their 8th Annual flagship event – Land Aid – held at Avondale Brewery on Friday, September 16. Headlining this year’s concert is Pete Yorn, an acclaimed indie singer/songwriter.

LandAid2016_EventPoster1Currently touring for his critically acclaimed new album, ArrangingTime, the Los Angeles (by way of New Jersey) artist gained international recognition after his debut album musicforthemornignafter in 2001 and is known for Break Up, a 2009 collaborative album with actress Scarlett Johannson. As Pete Yorn is emerging as a commended artist later in his career, his life experiences are characterized through his music, running the gamut from elegiac folk, wasteland blues and upbeat, synth-kissed rock.

Celebrating 20 years of conserving and connecting open spaces critical to the protection of rivers and streams which provide recreational opportunities throughout Central Alabama, the Freshwater Land Trust dedicates proceeds from Land Aid to further fuel its mission.

“Over the past eight years, thousands of Land Aid attendees have supported our mission, resulting in more than 11,000 acres of land preserved. However, what’s more exciting is looking to the next 20 years,” said Freshwater Land Trust Executive Director, Libba Vaughan. “We thrive on partnership and collaboration and that’s why are so excited about the opportunities on the horizon for our next big project. Community buy-in is so important – we need your input and support. Land Aid is a fun way to support a great cause and be a part of the next generation of conservationists.

The Freshwater Land Trust secures land with the help of many partnerships serving eight counties across the state. Through the efforts of the Freshwater Land Trust staff, board of directors and junior board, well-loved green spaces throughout Central Alabama have been preserved including Red Mountain Park, Seven Springs, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve and Birmingham’s new Rotary Trail.

Land Aid is hosted by the Freshwater Land Trust junior board, a diverse group of young professionals committed to promoting the organization’s mission throughout the community and region.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. To purchase tickets or learn more about Land Aid, please visit

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