Vail Today: Eagle Valley Land Trust video wins $10,000 at national competition (video) |

Vail Today: Eagle Valley Land Trust video wins $10,000 at national competition (video)

What does land and open space mean to you? The Eagle Valley Land Trust illustrated what it means in a video that recently won a nationwide contest and $10,000.

The EVLT worked with Capture the Action, a local video production company, to craft a story to fit the “Land Is My __________” theme and submitted it into a nationwide competition conducted by The Land Trust Alliance, the national association of land trusts. With the help of many voters, the EVLT won the Land Trust Alliance’s #LandisMy video contest and the prize money.

“This is an award for all of you who voted, our great community, and the places we love and have protected permanently for future generations,” said Jim Daus, executive director of the Eagle Valley Land Trust.

Founded in 1981, the Eagle Valley Land Trust realized that an investment in open space and land conservation would guarantee a quality of life that is worth protecting forever. It connects the land to the people, providing outdoor experiences, emotional ties and economic benefits to the people of Eagle County.

As the winner of the two-minute video contest, the EVLT receives $10,000 to support land conservation efforts in the community. “We’ll use those funds to help staff our land protection and stewardship programs, meaning more land in Eagle County will be conserved next year and we’ll be better able to care for the lands already conserved which we all are enjoying today,”

If you enjoy the North Trail in Vail, the West Avon Preserve or the Homestead Open Space, then you should thank the Eagle Valley Land Trust. These are just a few of the scenic vistas, wildlife habitats and historic lands that are preserved for generations to come due to the mission and dedication of this local nonprofit.

To view the video, visit or the EVLT’s Facebook page.

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