Membership – Individuals, Sponsors and Corporations
Membership in the Essex Land Trust is open to all – individuals, families and organizations. Individual members are listed in our publications and website according to the following levels of giving:

Hiker $35 Trekker $75
Adventurer $150 Explorer $500

Conservator For Life (CFL) is a special designation reserved for those who contribute $1500 in membership dollars in a given year. The names of CFL members are commemorated on a plaque in the Cross Lots preserve.


Income from memberships and sponsors is the main source of funding for the Land Trust’s operating expenses. These contributions help us maintain and improve our fifteen preserves, identify and pursue new land purchases, and increase public awareness of land conservation and preservation.


To learn more about Land Trust membership, contact us at

2013 Membership Folder


To complete a membership application, click Here.


To download a PDF copy of the 2020 Membership Brochure, click Here.

To download the current Membership List, click Here.




Corporate Memberships and Sponsorships


The Essex Land Trust is proud to be associated with a growing list of Corporate Members. With a minimum annual contribution of $100, businesses can show their commitment to the Land Trust’s mission in a public and tangible manner. We also welcome in-kind support whenever this is possible.


Businesses, partnerships and individuals are also encouraged to become sponsors. Sponsors can participate in a wide variety of ways providing financial support for specific programs, publications, and property maintenance and improvements. All sponsors receive appropriate recognition in publications and/or events.


Essex Land Trust corporate members and sponsors receive all the benefits of membership including our Woods & Waters publication, the annual Activities Calendar and public acknowledgement of their support.


Anyone interested in becoming a Corporate Member or Sponsor should email the Essex Land Trust at or write to us at PO Box 373, Essex, CT 06426.


The following Corporate Members support the Essex Land Trust mission: