Annual Campaign

Dear Friends,

When I greet neighbors crossing Stout Family Fields in the morning sun, I’m so grateful the Stouts helped save it for generations to enjoy. Working together to care for the land like this, our Land Trust creates a local conservation community that keeps us rooted in what matters most. 

The new year provides an opportunity to renew our pledge to sustain this community. Your annual January-December or lifetime membership helps conserve farmland, protect our environment, and connect people with nature. Or donate or volunteer for your favorite project. However you choose, we’re humbled by your enthusiasm for the Land Trust’s mission and grateful we’re in this together.

Thank you for your support,
Vic Herson on behalf of the Board of Directors

Stout Family Fields at Sunrise by Alexa Tzanova

Will you be part of our local conservation community in the new year?

Membership (January-December) supports operational expenses including insurance, educational programs, and ongoing stewardship such as trail signs and barn maintenance. Members receive discounts for paid programs and can vote on important matters. You also may donate to your favorite project or volunteer your talents and passions to a current effort.

Step 1: Please calculate your total contribution:

  • $  40  Annual Family Membership Dues (Jan-Dec)
  • $  30  Annual Individual Membership Dues (Jan-Dec)
  • $400  Lifetime Family Sustaining Membership
  • $300  Lifetime Individual Sustaining Membership
  • $___  Donate to a Project
    • General (where needed most for stewardship, education & operations)
    • LaSalette Trail & other new Trails
    • Barn restoration at Hawk HillThrall farms

Step 2a: Click the Online Contribution button for the secure Stripe credit card form. In the box for “Name of Special Project,” please specify how to allocate your contribution. E.g. “Annual Family + Barns,” “Lifetime Individual,” or “Trails.”

Online Contribution

Step 2b: If you prefer, download a printable form (PDF) to mail to Wintonbury Land Trust, P.O. Box 734, Bloomfield, CT 06002.

Volunteers will email a receipt in the coming weeks. Questions? Contact us. The Wintonbury Land Trust is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 corporation, and all gifts made to the Trust are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Other Donations: Additional options are available for honorary or memorial contributions, gifts of stock, gifts of land, planned giving, etc. Visit the donations page for more details. 

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers handle nearly every aspect of the Land Trust’s work, and there is much to do! Being part of our local land conservation community does not require a financial contribution. Visit the volunteer page for additional needs.

Thank you for your support!

My mother wanted her land to remain as it was. Every day in all seasons, 20 or more people walk the path through the fields to reach Penwood Park. It’s a very special place in our community. - John Stout

It is great to be around people who love the outdoors, and I have made lifelong friends through the Land Trust ... If you are looking for others with whom to enjoy nature, support the WLT community by becoming a member! - Brenda Watson

Volunteering for the Wintonbury Land Trust, I feel part of a legacy that will affect future generations through the preservation of precious open space. - Ron Pitz

When I first visited Bloomfield, before moving here, I was amazed by all the openness ... I'm so impressed with all the work the Land Trust does that I'm happy to support them in the way that I can. - Cheryl Fox

I got involved because I wanted to give back to my community. My children grew up here and now my grandchildren. I want them to enjoy the land that I love and the diversity. I like meeting new people and the social interaction that the Land Trust offers. - Gwen Findlay

I love the sense of community with the Land Trust. Farming is a hard business, and the Land Trust was amazing with their follow through. They have a level of commitment that I think is very special. - Kelly Baker

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