Donate For Preservation

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national non-profit organization that specializes in negotiating and financing land transactions. TPL will accept cash donations, pledges, and/or gifts of stock and use them towards the $2.75 Million sum needed to close the deal.

If you intent to donate appreciated stock, please see these instructions (Word Doc).

Correspondence accompanying donations should indicate that the gift is to be used to purchase the Ethel Walker Land. Checks should be made payable to “The Trust For Public Land”.  You can use this form (DOC, also available as an RTF file) to accompany your donation or pledge.

Donors with questions should contact the New Haven office of the Trust for Public Land.

Buy A Painting! Keep The Woods!
Melissa Spear
Phone: (203) 777-7367  Ext. 2

Donations should be directed to her as well.

Melissa Spear
Land Acquisition Fund – Ethel Walker Preservation
The Trust for Public Land
101 Whitney Avenue, 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06510

Double your gift!

You may be able to double your impact through your employer’s matching program.  A partial list of companies that match their employee’s charitable contributions can be found here (also available as a Word Doc).

Tax deductibility!

TPL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Donations to TPL are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Use your own judgment and/or speak to your accountant about the deductibility of your gift.  Generally, you can wait to take the deduction in the year the land acquisition is completed (or get the money back from the TPL if the preservation effort is unsuccessful). Alternatively, you can take the deduction immediately, and if the acquisition is unsuccessful you can direct your gift to another similar land conservation effort of which the TPL is a part of.

KTW on E-Bay

For a limited time, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of selected items on e-bay listed by user davekc will go towards this preservation effort.  See davekc’s aution items here.  Bid high and bid often!

If you have items for our auction, please contact davekc at this email address:

Please also consider writing letters to friends and neighbors asking them to donate to this project.  Use this letter (Word Doc) if you’d like (also available as a RTF).

Thanks to State of Connecticut businesses who took advantage of a 60% tax credit for donations to the Farmington River Watershed Association (FRWA) under the Neighborhood Assistance Act.  These donations will be applied to the $2.75 million that TPL and its partners have committed to raising for the preservation of the Ethel Walker Woods.  Please see this page on FRWA site for more information.