Sisters of Loretto sign historic conservation agreement
Published by The Record on January 20, 2023
The Sisters of Loretto in Nerinx, Ky., signed an agreement Jan. 18 with the Bluegrass Land Conservancy that will conserve more than 650 acres of the congregation’s property.
The land, known as the Motherhouse Farm, surrounds the Motherhouse just north of Loretto, Ky., and includes farmland, streams, forests and grasslands. The space is “known for its natural beauty and historic significance,” said a joint press release from the Loretto Community and the Bluegrass Land Conservancy.
The conservation easement will “maintain the Motherhouse Farm’s open and scenic beauty and agricultural uses; protect the property from new residential and commercial structures that would substantially interfere with its scenic, open rural character, woodlands, watersheds, streams and farmland; and protect the congregation’s working farmland in perpetuity,” the release said.
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