What you can do

Trustees are happy to assist you in finding ways to participate. Please contact us by phone, email, or postal mail.

Here are a few possibilities:

Become active with the Trust

  • Enjoy the Conservation lands and trails. There are trails, benches for rest and contemplation, beautiful vistas, quiet natural habitats, and many opportunities to participate for all ages.
  • Participate in any of our upcoming, free events.
  • Join the Annual Walk.
  • misc-007Adopt-A-Highway. The WCT crew cleans a section of Route 6 in Wellfleet during the spring, summer, and fall. Volunteers meet in the parking lot of the South Wellfleet Post Office at 7:00 AM. All are welcome! Help – stop by and say hi – or beep as you pass.

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Contribute

Your tax-deductible support is essential for our success in being able to acquire and maintain properties important to the quality of life in our community. There are several ways to contribute:

  • logo_hdrBecome a regular member (or renew your membership). You may do this through Network for Good or by mail (PO Box 84, Wellfleet, MA 02667) using the WCT member form.  If you’re already a member, please urge other people who love Wellfleet to join. In addition to contributing significantly to conservation efforts, member benefits include receipt of the newsletter and invitations to special events.
  • Amazon_SmileUse Amazon Smile for your purchases through Amazon. The Wellfleet Conservation Trust is registered with Amazon so that a portion of your purchases generates a donation. Simply use https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2559199 instead of your regular Amazon link. You pay the same price and use your regular sign in (name and password), but the Trust will receive a contribution.  A win-win situation.
  • Consider a gift of land, sale, or conservation restriction.

whalesliceA Gift of Land of conservation value is the most generous way of preserving the natural beauty of Wellfleet in perpetuity. Such donations may provide substantial income, estate, and capital gains tax benefits. The Trust will maintain the property such that it can be enjoyed by the public.

A Bargain Sale consists of selling your conservation property to the Trust at below market price. This is another way to achieve significant preservation of land. There are tax benefits in this to you and the saving of limited cash resources for the Trust.

A Conservation Restriction is the setting aside of a parcel of property, perhaps adjacent to your home, which you continue to own and make use of, but which is dedicated in perpetuity to ensure that the land will not be developed. As this diminishes the sale value of your land, your property tax will decrease and, as a gift for conservation, you may have an income tax deduction for tax purposes.

Please see Landowner Options for detailed information on opportunities for landowners to preserve their property in perpetuity.