This Earth Day, We Look to the Future!
Spring is the season of hope and renewal and this Earth Day’s theme asks us to make an investment in our planet. I’m asking you to help the Metacomet Land Trust do precisely that by replenishing our special Land Preservation Fund so we can continue our land preservation work and surpass the milestone of preserving 1,000 acres!
This fund was created with a bequest from Allan Shaw of Norfolk. Allan was a Metacomet Board member, a long time member of Norfolk’s Conservation Commission and an ardent environmentalist. He understood the need to invest in our local environment and his farsighted bequest has helped us successfully conclude important land preservation projects in the communities we serve.
Our Land Preservation Fund is specifically designated to cover the due diligence costs needed to complete land preservation transactions. Out-of-pocket costs include attorney’s fees (that we are fortunate to have deeply discounted), surveys, title searches, environmental contamination assessments and recording fees.
Today the business of land preservation not only comes at a growing cost but often requires us to act quickly and creatively. Every project is unique and our due diligence costs often run into the thousands of dollars for a single property, even when it is a donation from supportive landowners. “We love where we live” and we strive to ensure that properties with significant conservation values will be here for generations to come.
Now we need to replenish and grow Allan’s special fund and our goal is to raise $15K this year. We are fortunate to start this campaign with a generous challenge donation that lets us match your gift up to $5,000 so we can reach and surpass our goals in acres and dollars in 2022. Please join others and #InvestInOurPlanet by giving a special donation to our Land Preservation Fund this Earth Day!
To donate now, please mail your gift check to MLT at PO Box 231, Franklin MA 02038, or use this special PayPal donation page:
Lisa Mosczynski, President
P.S. Your donation today can help us save more special properties for tomorrow