Everyone can make a difference for the Lost/Cacapon River valley by supporting the efforts of the Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust. We’ll use your donation to cover the legal fees necessary to draw up our voluntary land protection agreements, to inspect protected properties and make sure that the landowners’ wishes are being followed, and to reach out to landowners to let them know of our services.
All individuals who make a contribution to the Trust become members and will receive our newsletters and other materials, so they can stay informed about what’s happening in the area.
You may make a contribution online through PayPal by clicking the appropriate membership level from the table below, which will take you to the secure PayPal website where you will be asked to create a PayPal account and enter your name, address, and credit card information:
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you wish to receive news updates by mail, be sure to enter your correct “shipping address,” and unselect the option to hide your shipping address from us!
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Donate by check
If you would like to donate to the Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust by check, you can download our Membership Form PDF document by clicking here and mail it to:
Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust
RR 1, Box 328, High View, WV 26808
Donate land and other assets
You may donate land and other assets to the Trust for us to sell. Land donations have become a popular way for members to donate to the Trust. To date the Trust has received six land donations. Proceeds from these sales go to the Trust’s Stewardship Fund. In some cases, we may negotiate a conservation easement on the property before selling it. A person who gives land to the Trust may qualify for a federal income tax deduction for its appraised value.
Remember us in your will
One of the easiest ways to donate to the Trust is through your will. There are several ways to do that:
Specific Bequest: you name the Trust as the beneficiary of a specific item, e.g., a said amount of money, particular parcel of land, a specific stock, or stated percentage of your estate.
Residuary Bequest: you designate the Trust as the recipient of all or a part of the remainder of your estate, after specific bequests have been fulfilled.
Contingent Bequest: you allow for a contingent beneficiary (the Trust) to receive your estate’s assets if your named individual beneficiaries do not survive you.
Bequests to the Trust are deductible from your estate, offering your heirs estate tax savings. For gifts that are designated in your Will, the Trust should be identified as: “The Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust, Inc., a nonprofit organization organized under the laws of the State of West Virginia, having its principal office at RR 1, Box 328, High View, West Virginia 26808, EIN: 55-0700086.”