WLT Annual Giving:
Protecting Warren’s Forests, Fields, and Farmland
Look for our annual giving letter in your mailbox, or support our conservation work by giving online here. We are grateful for your donation!
What do you love most about the great outdoors in Warren? A walk in the woods with no sound but birds chirping above and autumn leaves crunching underfoot? Fishing, boating, or swimming in one of our cool and clean bodies of water on a hot summer day? Or just taking in farmland and open field views as you head home along Routes 341 or 45? If you’re like me, you cherish all of this, and more.
Protecting these landscapes and natural resources – the essence of Warren’s rural character – is what the Warren Land Trust does…but we can’t serve our mission or our community without crucial help from you, our friends and neighbors.
Your support protects open space, farmland, clean air, and clean water in Warren. Donating land or a conservation easement directly protects open fields, forests (absorbing CO2 for cleaner air), and watershed lands (safeguarding water quality). But your dollars are equally important, ensuring diligent stewardship of our properties and easements. They also help us maintain a funding reserve to act quickly should a parcel of high conservation value become available.
Your support promotes outdoor access, recreation, and educational programming. Nature hikes, historic heritage walks, road races, presentations, cutting and maintaining trails and creating trail maps, publishing newsletters and emails blasts to keep you updated: you underwrite all of these ways to get people out into nature and remind them why it’s important to protect it.
Your support keeps us running efficiently and effectively. We are an accredited land trust; we are also a lean organization with no full-time staff. Our directors and volunteers give generously of their time and skills, and the overwhelming majority of donor dollars go straight toward land conservation and related programming. At the same time, it is important that we execute our governance, legal, and administrative responsibilities according the highest standards and best practices in our field. We recently hired a part-time assistant to ensure that.
2019 marks the Warren Land Trust’s 30th anniversary. We have cause to look back with pride and ahead with enthusiasm. And that is thanks to you: your support for our land conservation mission, and your generosity. We hope we can count on both as we celebrate our 30th year.
Rebecca Neary, President