Len and Joyce Tufts
Len and Joyce Tufts loved their home and the land it sits on - so much that they wanted to find a way to protect it. Rob Evans, then with the NC Plant Conservation Program, helped them sell the land to the state to protect the longleaf forests, Lilium porophilum (Sandhills lily) and other rare species.
Len and Joyce were able to die secure in the knowledge that their land was protected in perpetuity.
The FoPC land stewards, Jeff and Ellen Marcus, were friends with Len and Joyce and now live in their home and protect the Tufts legacy.