The Dunstable Rural Land Trust is a 100% volunteer organization. Our work and achievements depend on the generous contributions of our friends, neighbors, and supporters. Over the past years, our time, energy, and funds have resulted in many specific accomplishments that support our overall mission of preserving the rural character of Dunstable, encouraging all to preserve and protect ecologically significant land parcels, and preserving resources to provide everyone with beautiful outdoor spaces for passive recreation including hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing, kayaking and other similar activities.
The costs to protect the properties go far beyond the dollars needed to acquire parcels. Maintenance and insurance constitute the major ongoing operating expenses of the Trust, and these expenses have become an increasing burden to the organization.
Additionally, when the Trust becomes the beneficiary of a planned giving, professional fees including surveying, engineering, and legal support are often entirely borne by the Trust. The ability of the Trusts to pay for such costs associated with these land donations, more often than not, is what makes these donations possible.