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Join East Haddam Land Trust.

Click on one of the membership boxes immediately below (Household, Contributing, Sustaining, or Guardianto support East Haddam Land Trust's mission.
If you choose to donate in an amount not listed in one of the boxes immediately below or want to designate your donation to a specific fund (Membership, Land Acquisition, Anita Ballek/EHLT Scholarship, Stewardship, Calendar, or General) scroll further down to the 'One Time Donation' tool to donate your preferred amount.
To join via postal mail, print our membership form, include your check, and mail to:
P.O. Box 122, East Haddam, CT 06423

Besides helping to conserve more land, membership benefits include our member emails and invitations to special member-only events, and 2024 members can subscribe to estuary magazine at a discount. Members will receive the discount code in their acknowledgment letters.

Other ways to donate:

Corporate Matching Gift Programs:
Please check with your human resources department or employee engagement portal to see if your employer offers a matching gift program. Many in Connecticut do but each one may differ in their requirements. Such programs may double your donations to EHLT.
If you need help completing your company’s matching gift program form, contact for assistance.
Planned Giving:

With the guidance of an estate-planning attorney familiar with local estate laws you can:

  • Designate specific assets for your family and friends.

  • Bequeath or donate assets to charities or causes.

  • Donate or bequeath all or a portion of your land or assets.

  • Establish a contingent bequest in case you outlive other heirs or a portion of the remainder of your estate after providing for family and friends.

Visit Planned Giving for more information.

Legacy Matching Campaign

If you have named East Haddam Land Trust, Inc. in your will or as a beneficiary in another way, you can leverage an additional matching donation by filling out a simple form and returning it to us.

Visit Legacy Match for more information.

Using the box below, you may designate your donation to the following funds:
The Anita Ballek/East Haddam Land Trust Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is awarded annually to one graduating senior from Nathan Hale-Ray High School who has demonstrated civic-mindedness and submits an essay on why he or she intends to pursue environmental studies. Learn more about past recipients of the Anita Ballek/East Haddam Land Trust Scholarship Fund.

The Stewardship Fund

This covers costs related to blazing and maintaining trails, preserve boundary maintenance, building footbridges over stream crossings, creating preserve parking areas, removing diseased and fallen trees, signage, invasive plant removal and control, and other work necessary for managing our preserves.


The Land Acquisition Fund

This fund is specifically for EHLT land purchases and conservation easements, to support Town of East Haddam Open Space purchases and, occasionally, support the purchase of other key parcels that preserve portions of the Connecticut River Valley. 

The Calendar Fund

This fund offsets the production costs of the East Haddam Land Trust Photo Calendar, mailed to members and distributed locally, free of charge.

The General Fund

This fund is managed by EHLT's Board of Directors to meet current needs.

All Donations will make you an EHLT member.


To donate, please fill out the information below and select submit or mail a check to:



P.O. Box 122

East Haddam, CT  06423


Please specify your target fund.  If you would like your donation to apply to multiple funds, let us know and we will make sure your donation gets to the right place.

Note: some tablet operating systems do not properly display the box below. If this occurs, please use a laptop/desktop or mobile device to complete your donation.

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