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Online Donations


Your gift funds the future.  As a one-time gift or recurring donation, your membership creates a strong foundation in which future acquisitions are possible; where open space and hiking trails can be maintained, where wildlife habitat is protected, and where our children and the generations to come can enjoy Southbury as the bucolic, small town we love.  



Since our inception in 1978 the Southbury Land Trust has received several generous bequests written into the wills of people who valued what we do.


Financial contributions such as these from our supporters enable us to continue preserving and stewarding beautiful and important open space properties throughout our town.


Some people think we are part of Southbury's town government but we are an entirely separate IRS approved nonprofit organization supported financially by our members.

For many people, including a gift to the Land Trust in their will is both a meaningful and a practical option which costs them nothing during their lifetime. No matter your age, every adult should have a will. Otherwise you leave important decisions up to a local court and state laws which makes things more difficult for your loved ones. A will provides protections for family, children, pets and gives you an opportunity to help organizations like ours continue to make a difference in this world.


Creating a will doesn't have to be expensive or time consuming. You can work with a professional advisor or create a basic will online. If you already have a will, it's easy to add a bequest of any amount you feel is appropriate to the Southbury Land Trust.


You can be sure we will appreciate it as will future generations of Southbury residents. 



If you are considering a donation of land, please contact us to discuss the process. 



We have the best volunteers! Whatever your superpower-trail maintenance, educational outreach, archivist and office help-you are welcome here.  


Members are at the very core of our success in preserving more than 2,000 acres of open space to date. Your membership allows us to maintain properties, keep trails open to the public, offer educational programming, and keep the lights on in the office. 

Memorial Benches

Memorial benches and legacy gifts are a fitting tribute to a loved one's memory; or to celebrate an outstanding community or family member with a passion for the environment and wildlife. 
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