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A Gift of Love for the Grand Tetons

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Real Estate Agent with Real Estate of Jackson Hole

Grand Tetons in WyomingA private ceremony was held June 23rd to dedicate the last 1100 acres of the previous 3000 acre JY Ranch at the Grand Teton National Park for a nature preserve in honor of the late Laurance S. Rockefeller, a third generation member of the famous American oil family. This ceremony was the official debut of the preserve's nature center as well. Rockefeller's love of the gorgeous Grand Teton property began when his father, John D. Rockefeller, purchased the JY Ranch in the early 1930s. After inheriting the land from his father, Laurance donated 2000 acres of the ranch in the 1990s. By 2001, he promised to donate the remaining land on the JY Ranch after his death. The nature preserve helps continue the Rockefeller's dedication to preserving as much of the natural American landscape as possible while also helping keep up an important piece of the Grand Teton's ecosystem. The visitor center is also one-of-a-kind as the only Platinum designated LEED certified building in the nation. LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) awards their certification only to buildings that utilize environmentally sustainable construction. The Platinum designation is LEED's highest honor. To find out more about what's happening in the Jackson Hole area , please contact us today.

Lisa Friedman
Alliance Realtors - Bedminster, NJ
Central New Jersey Real Estate

This was very interesting about Rockefeller and all.  Love your profile photo with your horse!

Jul 03, 2008 02:32 PM