Ocean Atlantic Companies recently made a $152,800 donation to the Sussex County Land Trust. At the Dec. 17 check presentation held at Covered Bridge Trails in Lewes are (l-r) Sussex County Councilman Irwin “I.G.” Burton, land trust representative for the county, Ocean Atlantic Chairman Preston Schell, Land Trust Chairman Casey Kenton and Ocean Atlantic President Tom Tipton. The donations came from one-half percent of gross lot sales at Covered Bridge Trails near Lewes ($85,300) and The Farm at Truitt Homestead near Rehoboth Beach ($67,500).
Schell said when he and Craig Hudson formed the the land trust 19 years ago, it was his goal to lead by example and get developers to support the land trust by setting aside funds from the sale of lots.
“We sincerely appreciate their dedication to the preservation of open space in Sussex County,” Kenton said.