"Thank you all and all of F.O.R. so much for doing this. It has always been my dream to preserve this land and F.O.R. is the facilitator making it possible. We are doing a very good thing." –Dyer Moore, Landowner of F.O.R.'s first conservation easement
Dyer Moore, far right, gives thumbs up after signing the Easement Dedication Agreement at the 2010 annual meeting. Officers and committee people at the time were, left, Barbara Fratila, Environmental Committee Attorney; Bob Bailey, F.O.R. Treasurer; Tom Valliere, Environment Committee Co-chair; Nancy Kanter, F.O.R. President; Susan Alford, Environmental Committee Co-chair; and Dyer.
Services will be held on Thursday, May 3, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church, 806 Thompson Road, Richmond, Tx 77469. A Memorial Service will be held at the Moore Museum after the church service from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Fort Bend Museum (the Moore Home) 500 Houston Street, Richmond, TX 77469
A true friend of the river, Dyer Moore, passed away, Saturday, April 28. 2012. Dyer was the first to take advantage of a conservation easement to ensure permanent protection of his land along the San Bernard. He will be remembered for his long-lasting contribution to the preservation of the river.
On September 11, 2010, F.O.R entered into an agreement with Dyer to create F.O.R.’s first conservation easement containing approximately 30 acres of Dyer’s property. The land was a part of an original land grant and contains a landmark Sycamore tree that was cited in the original land survey commissioned by Steven F. Austin. The tree marks the intersection of Ft. Bend, Brazoria and Wharton counties west of Guy, Texas.
A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement that provides that a property will be maintained according to the landowner’s wishes in perpetuity. Each conservation easement reflects the special qualities of the land protected, restricts the uses of the land to protect those qualities while outlining the rights of the landowner to continue to own and use the property.