Today is Giving Tuesday – November 29

Giving from the Heart

Why do you give? What are you thankful for?

There are so many reasons why western Massachusetts is a wonderful place to live, work, visit, and raise a family, but many of them stem from the incredible
resource that feeds, nourishes, and sustains us all—the land.

#GivingTuesday is a day to be thankful for the collective gifts that the land of western Massachusetts provides— our wild rivers, rolling
green hills, fertile farm land, and community of people who appreciate such bounty. Whether it’s an exhilarating hike, a contemplative fishing trip,
or a fruitful visit to the local farmstand, conserved land nourishes our bodies and souls every day.

The Franklin Land Trust works to preserve the places that provide these priceless experiences for everyone. We conserve land so that cold water fish streams
remain pristine and untouched; so that kids will have a new place to explore the woods; so that vital farmland will stay in farmers’ hands yielding
food and crops.

Will you help us continue to conserve this beautiful land?

For 30 years the Franklin Land Trust (FLT) has worked with landowners and communities to conserve farms, woodlands, vistas, historic landscapes, and natural
areas that make western Massachusetts a such a wonderful place.

It costs us approximately $600 for each acre of land conserved. To date we have permanently conserved over 30,000 acres, among them some
of western Massachusetts’ signature landscapes:scenic areas along the Mohawk Trail, including Flagg Mountain; the view from the top of Mt. Sugarloaf;
the Connecticut River and Deerfield River corridors; Ashfield Town Common; and north and south meadows of Old Deerfield.

Your gift today, ensures that we can continue to conserve the places that make this area special, for today and for future generations.

Your gift, regardless of size WILL make a difference in the life of our communities and in our shared future with the land.

We’re able to save $4 of land for every dollar we receive. But now, thanks to a matching $10,000 gift offer, every dollar you give by midnight on November 29th will be doubled to save $8 worth of land!

Please help us reach that goal!