Please see the editorials in the Hartford Courant outlining the road
ahead for helping the Ethel Walker School retain its campus and trails
as undeveloped land protecting the town drinking water.
Also, an editorial about major state monies targeted toward open space
acquisition ("Investing in Land That Lasts"), specifically highlights
"keystone properties" similar to the Ethel Walker Land.
Additional private monies are needed to secure the development rights
to the property. Don't miss out on donation opportunities for tax
The IRS has changed its rules on donations to non-profits this year due
to Katrina, Rita, etc. Usually the maximum that any individual
can deduct in any year is limited to 50% of adjusted gross
income. This year the limit was raised to 100% of annual gross
Detailed instructions and an optional form for donating are available at:
Preservation is the Best Option!