Welcome to the first in a new blog series focused on how local businesses are helping to forever protect the landscapes that define and sustain Northwest Arkansas.
At the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust (NWALT), our mission to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Northwest Arkansas is fueled by partnerships with individuals and organizations who share our passion for conservation. In this blog post, we proudly highlight our partnership with Matt Dickhut — a local real estate agent committed to making a positive impact on the environment by participating in 1% for the Planet, a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual membership and everyday actions. Together, we are working towards the common goal of protecting and safeguarding the natural landscapes across Northwest Arkansas.
Matt Dickhut's dedication to conservation and access to the outdoors resonates deeply with NWALT. As a land trust, we understand the importance of preserving the wilderness for future generations to enjoy. Matt's personal connection to the Ozarks and the wilderness around Northwest Arkansas mirrors our own commitment to conserving these invaluable natural resources.
“I joined 1% for the Planet because I am passionate about conservation and access to the outdoors. As my business has grown over the last seven years, it has become ever more apparent how much I rely on the wilderness to find balance and to recenter during busy times,” said Matt Dickhut. “Joining as a 1% for the Planet Business Member was my way of holding myself accountable to support that which supports me and to play a role in ensuring these opportunities of recreation, sport, and respite in nature are here for generations to come.”
Matt's pledge to donate 1% of his sales exemplifies his dedication to environmental stewardship. By investing in the preservation and protection of Northwest Arkansas' natural resources, Matt Dickhut Realty ensures that future generations can enjoy the benefits of outdoor spaces and maintain a strong connection with nature.
“I chose NWALT as my nonprofit partner because the Ozarks and the wilderness around Northwest Arkansas were a large part of my childhood and played an important role in shaping who I am today. The beauty and abundant access to the Ozark Forest and Buffalo Natural River afforded me the opportunity to start my first business. After college, a group of friends and I started Arkansas Youth Adventures, an immersive, overnight, outdoor summer camp. It was here that I learned so many lessons about life, business, and the importance of helping foster a deep appreciation of nature in the next generation,” explained Matt Dickhut. “As Northwest Arkansas continues to grow, I know that I want to play a role in ensuring the protection of our lands for wildlife preservation and guaranteed opportunities for people to continue connecting with nature.”
The partnership between NWALT and Matt Dickhut Realty shows the power of collaboration in conservation. Together, we are making a tangible difference in preserving the natural beauty of Northwest Arkansas. Through his dedication to environmental stewardship and his commitment to giving back, Matt serves as an inspiring example of how individuals and businesses can contribute to the long-term protection of our landscapes. As NWALT continues its mission, we look forward to further strengthening our partnership with Matt Dickhut Realty and other like-minded individuals and businesses, ensuring that the legacy of conservation in Northwest Arkansas endures for generations to come.
"Our partnership with Matt Dickhut Realty through 1% for the Planet is already driving positive change in our work” said Grady Spann, CEO of NWALT. “This support will significantly help our ongoing work to forever protect water sheds, access to outdoor recreation, natural habitats, farms, landscapes, and the quality of life that define and sustain Northwest Arkansas.”