ADOPT-A-PARCEL– What is it?
In preparation for the FLT’s Preserving our Legacy fundraiser in fall 2017 we created an “Adopt-A-Parcel” program much like Adopt a Highway from the DOT. We selected seven of our properties for the program and approached private funders to underwrite a three-year maintenance program for each parcel. The concept struck a chord with one local business and they responded immediately. In another case, a group of neighbors volunteered to maintain and improve their abutting land trust parcel. In others, local families made a commitment to the maintenance of a parcel important to them.
Adoption comes with added benefits, including signage on the site identifying you, your group or company as adopters, attribution at the FLT’s annual fundraisers as well as at FLT events held on the parcel.
Six parcels have been adopted with commitments extending through 2020:
ProHealth Physicians, Inc. has adopted the Mountain Spring Nature Trail.
The Wadsworth Family has adopted Will Warren’s Den.
Heidi and Henry Maresh, Paul Yeomans and Reno Properties adopted the Boulder Brook Parcel.
Clatter Valley Road was adopted in honor of the Emery and Smith Families.
Lee Thomson adopted the Canal Aqueduct Parcel in honor of James Thomson who donated the parcel.
Judith King and Stephen Gryc recently adopted the Cowles Parcel.
Are there parcels that still eligible for adoption?
Yes! The Unionville Handicapped Fishing Pier requires adoption.
We plan to include additional parcels in the program in the coming year. And, as the FLT acquires new properties the need for adoptions will increase. For more information or to discuss adoption contact our office: 860-674-8454 or firstname.lastname@example.org