Combining Good Works With Good Business; a New Business Ethos

By Katherine Kocijanski, Hudson Valley Business Journal
Nov 26, 2012

Local insurance consultation company, Birchyard, LLC, has decided to become a part of a new charitable venture. Joining Coastside Land Trust, the organization has pledged a generous donation to help with the adoption of goats.

Why goats? The animals are used to help maintain the coastal scenery in a more environmentally conscious matter. By partnering with the Coastside Land Trust, Birchyard has gained the opportunity to help preserve the open space environment and rich resources of the Half Moon Bay area and the San Mateo County coast.

“I think it’s an imaginative use of resources that I am happy to be able to support,” said Billy Van Jura,

Founded in 1997, The Coastside Land Trust was established to protect the urban open space of the San Mateo County coast, located in the the San Francisco Bay Area of California. The trust is dedicated to preserving the scenic bluffs, stream corridors and agricultural lands from the southern city limits of Half Moon Bay which encompasses the world famous Mavericks surf break.

This land protection is possible by purchasing and accepting donations of land and conservation easement. In addition to its natural, historical, cultural, architectural, and scenic resources, the San Mateo Coast is known for its areas of working farms and vivacious communities. It is there hope to continue to preserve these rich lands for present and future generations.

“The Coastside Land Trust is delighted to receive the support of Birchyard in continuing the work of restoring native vegetation to permanently protected open space here on the San Mateo County coast. It is organizations and individuals like Birchyard and Bill Van Jura that will make it possible to succeed in our efforts,” said Jo Chamberlain, Executive Director.

Founded in May 2011, Birchyard was founded to provide consistent, solid advice to their clients and leave everybody who consults with them in a better position. Their insurance consultants provide expert counseling and set the standard for coverage. Birchyard isn’t bound by the methods and practices of any one company. There is a different way to approach insurance, and Birchyard will bring a little unexpected, to the expected.

Delighted to join Coatside, Birchyard is looking forward to seeing the results of the trust’s efforts to help preserve the coastal landscape. Believing in being as environmentally conscious as possible the partnership between Birchyard LLC and the Coastside Land Trust has started off to be a promising one.

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