The Land, the Palms and the Poet’s Home are Preserved Forever with a Deed of Conservation Easement
We are proud to announce the permanent conservation protection of the Merwin Palm Collection! One of the great palm collections known to exist anywhere on Earth is now preserved forever! The deed of conservation easement permanently protecting the Merwin Palm Collection, the Land and the Poet’s Home was established and signed on October 10, 2014. (See the press release here.)
With the conservation protections now in place, we are embarking upon a fundraising campaign to create an endowment for the future management and stewardship of W. S. Merwin’s land, his home and his precious palms in Pe’ahi valley. To join the nationwide effort to protect the palms and preserve the living legacy of W. S. Merwin, tax-deductible gifts may be made via the DONATE button on the right. Thank you for saving the Merwin Palms!
“From the start, thirty-some years ago, Paula and I have hoped to be able to save this bit of the wrecked land and valley of Pe’ahi Stream. To see a fully organized and legally expressed conservation easement take form is a reassurance and a great joy to the both of us,” said W. S. Merwin upon signing the permanent conservation documents.