To say that the newest additions to the staff at the Western New York Land Conservancy — Jajean Rose-Burney and his wife Ana Hernández Balzac — have interesting resumes would be a dramatic understatement. While volunteers in the Peace Corps, Jajean and Ana spent 27 months in Puebla, Mexico, successfully tackling problems that often seemed insurmountable.
Among other things, Jajean helped protect a globally important wetland twice the size of the city of Buffalo from rapid and unplanned urban development, while Ana enabled nearly 100 schools throughout the state of Puebla to become certified “Green Schools.”
Today, Jajean serves as the new development coordinator for the Western New York Land Conservancy, a regional not-for-profit land trust based in East Aurora that permanently protects land with significant conservation value in Western New York for the benefit of future generations. Ana is helping them with fundraising and their Land Trust Alliance accreditation process. To read more about their incredible journey, please visit the following link: www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20130526%2FOPINION%2F130529665%2F1074.
To learn more about the WNY Land Conservancy, please visit www.wnylc.org or follow the organization on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Western-New-York-Land-Conservancy/417570890323?fref=ts for frequent updates.