An anonymous donor has offered a $10,000 Match Grant to the PTLT stewardship endowment fund in a challenge that runs through the rest of 2016. This Match Grant will match every $2.00 donated to PTLT with $1.00 up to the $10,000 maximum for a potential $30,000 in donations! The Donor thus challenges others with a comparable passion to save the rural character of our area and who want to preserve the farms and forests of Southern Maryland to contribute to this endowment fund and help PTLT ensure that the lands we have protected are indeed protected forever.
The Land Trust Alliance (LTA) Standards have challenged land trusts to have endowments to cover costs of maintaining our land protection easements “in perpetuity.” Given that “in perpetuity” is a long time, and that land trusts must monitor each easement annually to ensure compliance with the terms of the easement deed, and be ready to defend the terms in court in the event of a violation, the standard is to have a reserve fund of approximately $7,000 for each easement. While some of our easements come with stewardship and administrative Funds, many do not. This Challenge Grant will be used exclusively to build up PTLT’s Donated Easement Stewardship Reserve Fund to protect these properties into perpetuity. To satisfy LTA standards PTLT needs to raise approximately $50,000 to for this reserve fund and this Challenge Grant is a big step in that direction.
Thank you for sharing a passion for conserving natural spaces and the financial resources to make it happen.
PTLT is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization working to preserve land to benefit the public. We have many volunteers, partners and friends. Please become a Friend of PTLT today.
Your financial support of our operations is much appreciated. You can easily donate to PTLT with a credit card or PayPal account. (You do NOT have to register with Paypal to make a credit card donation to PTLT). Or, do it the old-fashioned way — send a check to the address below. As a thank you for gifts of at least $25, we will send you a set of notecards, painted by noted local artist Christina Allen, depicting land preserved by PTLT.
PTLT is a tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are taxdeductible as allowed by law.
If you are interested in getting more information about Estate Gift Planning, please contact PTLT for more information.
Get your own LLBean, PTLT Polo Shirt with our new logo embroidered on it! It’s 100% cotton, in hunter green (more colors coming later). Fine quality LLBean fit, in men’s and women’s sizes. Only $30- for a classic shirt you will wear often. Contact me to order yours: firstname.lastname@example.org
Besides PTLT’s logo embroidered polo shirts, we now have weathered green cotton LLBean PTLT Baseball Caps for sale for only $20 each! Adjustable fit sizing. Send me an email for info to pick one up (or I can ship them): email@example.com Wear your support of your local Land Trust!Help spread the word by wearing a PTLT Polo Shirt; Show that you care about open space and our community.
(Now also available: beautiful blue heather, 3/4 sleeve button polo women’s shirts with PTLT logo, only $36 each! Also, LLBean 100% cotton.)
We are always looking for volunteers to help us with our land preservation and stewardship. Please email us and tell us how you’d like to help.
Contact us to find out about the potential benefits of preserving your land by donating it or a conservation easement.
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See short “Fair Farms” video of Fred Tutman, Riverkeeper!