Monetary Contributions

You may not be in a position to donate property, but you can make a monetary donation to further the preservation and stewardship activities of Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust. Every dollar you contribute will go to Flanders’ Open Space Acquisition or Stewardship Fund to maintain existing Land Trust properties and acquire new land.


Open Space Land / Conservation Easements

The conservation and stewardship of land is a gift that never ends. Each situation is different, but all property owners considering land donations to a land trust share the ability to sustain the health and vitality of our communities for years to come.

Some of the options available to those considering a donation of open space to Flanders include an outright gift of land, a “bargain sale,” or the assignment of a conservation easement, among others. Each method of donation offers different tax and monetary advantages to the donor.

Flanders can help the prospective donor to navigate the trail to land conservation. The Land Trust Committee will work closely with you to make sure that your goals, as well as those of Flanders Land Trust, are met.
For more information, call Vincent LaFontan, 203-263-3711 x 13.

Volunteer Opportunities

A gift of your time and talent is a vastly important contribution. Flanders relies on hundreds of dedicated volunteers who freely offer their exceptional abilities to Flanders’ land trust and stewardship activities. Some of the many, varied opportunities include serving on an advisory committee for land acquisition or stewardship, trail blazing and maintenance, monitoring and fund raising. Please call us at 203-263-3711 or click on the link below to join a very special group of people.

To volunteer, fill out your information below or download, print and fill out our volunteer form and mail to:
Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust
5 Church Hill Road
Woodbury, CT 06798

Volunteer Candidate Information Form (fill in online)

    Your Name (required)

    Street Address (required)

    City, ST Zip Code (required)

    Home Phone (required, no space or -)

    Mobile Phone (required, no space or -)

    Your Email (required)


    Availability - During which hours are you available for volunteer assignments?

    Areas of Interest at Flanders - Which areas you are interested in volunteering?

    Adult & Family Education Program Planning Committee
    Flanders Ambassadors (includes public speaking)
    Youth Education Program Planning Committee
    Land Acquisition Committee (project management skills needed)
    Land Management & Maintenance Committee (land monitors & maintainers)
    Development/Outreach Committee (fundraising & special events):

    Facilities & Land Use Committee (Van Vleck sanctuary)
    Art Committee (programs & archives)
    Finance Committee (budget planning & investments)
    Office Help
    Summer Camp (teen volunteers)
    Social Media Outreach

    Special Skills or Qualifications - Summarize special skills & qualifications you have acquired from employment, previous volunteer work or through other activities, including hobbies or sports.