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Welcome to Letart Nature Park


Thanks for stopping by our website. Enjoy your stay, and we hope to see you at Letart Nature Park soon!   

  

Our Objective


The primary objective of this organization is to improve the community in which we live, in line with the people who reside here. Our purposes are twofold:

  • To make changes within the community, and
  • To make changes within the community
where these changes will be most beneficial to all who live here. It is not our intent or purpose to give advantage to any one person, but to bring betterment to all people who live here. This organization is entirely non-profit, nor is any individual member to receive profit from its function. Our only reward is to be improvement of our community.

Our Mission


Provide an exceptional and diverse system of trails, open spaces, forest, recreational facilities, and other natural areas that are safe, accessible, and affordable to foster the needs of our community. Maintain and promote a natural and historic environment while providing educational opportunities throughout a leisure atmosphere which will enrich the health and quality of life for all ages & future generations in a safe & secure environment.

History


For generations the Sayre brothers were respected within the Letart community for farming and working their land all while preserving the land and nature. As a continuation of their legacy and commitment to their community during 1978 they sold 272 acres at a below market price to the Mason County Commissioners (WV) for the development of a nature preserve and recreation area. The real estate was purchased with grant money awarded to Mason County. A few years later the Commissioners utilized additional grant funds to develop 9 acres of the land which currently houses the Letart Community Center and includes a beautiful outdoor picnic area, playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a walking track. The current facility is highly utilized for group and family events.

Present


The remaining 263 acres was never developed for its full potential as planned. During 2013 our group of citizens who work and live in and near the community joined forces and asked Mason County Commissioners for the opportunity to further develop the park. As a result the group organized the Letart Nature Park Development Organization.

Meeting Information

* Meetings will be held the third Sunday of every month... EVERYONE WELCOME!!!

* During meetings, we will discuss... upcoming events, fundraiser ideas, park design, etc.

* come help us by giving your input! Everyone's ideas are welcome!!

 

 

 

Nature Park Rules

 

Protect the Pollinators

Pollinators are essential to our environment. The ecological service they provide is necessary for the reproduction of over 85% of the world’s flowering plants, including more than two-thirds of the world’s crop species. The United States alone grows more than 100 crops that either need or benefit from pollinators, and the economic value of these native pollinators is estimated at $3 billion per year in the U.S. Beyond agriculture, pollinators are keystone species in most terrestrial ecosystems. Fruits and seeds derived from insect pollination are a major part of the diet of approximately 25% of all birds, and of mammals ranging from red-backed voles to grizzly bears.

Unfortunately, in many places, the essential service of pollination is at risk from habitat loss, pesticide use, and introduced diseases. 

For more information on how you can help pollinators click on links below... 

https://pollinator.org

https://www.xerces.org

 

The Beauty of Nature

   

 

2021 HOMECOMING

THE 6TH ANNUAL LETART HOMECOMING WHICH WAS HELD SAT. 10/23/21, WAS OPENED WITH A FLAGPOLE DEDICATION CEREMONY BY THE MASON VFW POST 9926 AND THE WOODMEN OF THE WORLD.  WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR THANKS TO WOODMEN OF THE WORLD FOR THEIR GENEROUS DONATION OF THE US FLAG, WV FLAG, AND IMPRESSIVE FLAGPOLE WHICH WAS EXPERTLY INSTALLED BY FLAGPOLES, ETC. BASED IN HOLLY, MICHIGAN.