We know that this crisis is hitting everybody differently, and we hope that you are doing okay. Some of our supporters have asked what they can do to help the New Canaan Land Trust continue to thrive in this moment, so we made a list of three ways you can help:
Give a gift of cash: Your gift will get put to immediate use maintaining and improving our trail system. With more people visiting our properties than ever before, you can ensure that our trails are in good condition and accessible to everyone who wants to use them. If you’re unable to donate at one of our traditional giving tiers, consider donating a smaller amount each month and supporting NCLT all year round.
Volunteer your time: While we’ve put a pause on group volunteer efforts, you can still make a difference, individually. If you’re out on the trail, bring a trash bag and some disposable gloves to can collect litter. Have a special skill or looking for a more hands-on project? Send us an email and we can come up with something together.
Join other community members who have included us in their estate planning. You can support the New Canaan Land Trust, forever, without paying a cent today. Including NCLT in your estate planning is an easy way to support the causes you care about the most, like the New Canaan Land Trust.
We understand this is a challenging time, so please do not feel any pressure. We are so grateful for your past support, and the many ways you have helped the New Canaan Land Trust grow and flourish. Thanks to you, New Canaan residents have 5.5 miles of land trust trails to enjoy. We are humbled to be able to provide such an important resource to our community.
Lastly, we are looking forward to celebrating #GivingTuesdayNow with Wildlife in Crisis by live-streaming a wildlife release. The red-tailed hawk we’ll be releasing was rehabilitated by the amazing folks at Wildlife in Crisis. She is healthy and ready to restart her life in the wild on one of NCLT’s preserve. Check out our Facebook event for more information, and instructions on how to tune in.