Support the Trust

You can support the Trust in a number of ways:
Become a Member,
Volunteer, and
Conserve Land.


We are pleased to offer NEW Trust members (Family Membership – $60 – and higher) a complimentary copy of the new and exclusive Bolton Trails Guide.

Membership Levels

Your tax-deductible donations will:

  • Help protect Bolton’s lands and waters from inappropriate development,
  • Support our community-oriented educational programs, including the Four Winds Nature Program held at Florence Sawyer and Emerson schools
  • Give your child priority placement in our popular Tom Denney Nature Camp.
  • Entitle you to an exclusive Trust membership copy of the full-color, spiral bound, field ready Bolton Trails Guide

As a convenience for members, Bolton Conservation Trust has launched a Sustaining Membership (auto-renewal) program.Your donation will be billed to your credit card and your membership will automatically renew each year. Shortly before your membership’s expiration, we will send you a reminder about the upcoming Auto Renewal and give you an opportunity to update your pledge amount. Your card will then be charged at the beginning of the renewal month. Of course, you can change or cancel your payments at any time. By enrolling in the Sustaining Membership Program, you’ll be saving the Trust resources and ensuring your membership never lapses so you won’t miss out on special benefits!

Sustaining Membership Levels

Increase your donation through your employer’s matching gift program. Our Matching Gift and Volunteer Grant Resource Page has an easy-to-use tool to see if your employer will match your donation.

VOLUNTEER. Contribute your time and talents. If you are interested in taking an active role in conservation projects, including trail maintenance, or working with various Trust committees on Trust promotions and publicity, event planning and hosting, or fundraising, please contact us at or 978-429-3004.

CONSERVE LAND.   Protect your undeveloped land from undesirable future development by:

  • Obtaining a Conservation Restriction (tax benefits)
  • Obtaining an Agricultural Restriction (potential cash value of the restriction)
  • Donating the land to the Bolton Conservation Trust or to the Town of Bolton (with a Conservation Restriction, tax benefits)
  • Selling the land to the Bolton Conservation Trust or to the Town of Bolton (potential cash value plus tax benefits)
  • Click here for more details on landowner options.

The Bolton Conservation Trust was established in 1974 by a group of citizens concerned with conservation and the impacts that rapid growth and development would have on our town’s rural landscape.

As an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, the Trust is committed to sustaining the character of Bolton for existing and future generations by engaging the community through events, environmental education programs and land stewardship.

We invite you to join the Bolton Conservation Trust and help preserve the rural character of Bolton that we all enjoy. The Trust depends on the financial support of its members. Membership funding provides the resources to help balance the spread of development in Bolton. Even though Bolton’s population has multiplied, The Trust has played a lead role in increasing protected open space and farms in the town.

Your membership will continue to help landowners donate land or conservation restrictions. Even land donations entail significant legal, engineering and maintenance expenses. Now these properties combined can total hundreds of acres of open space in our town. Although a small percentage of the town land, conservation areas not only make Bolton a beautiful place to live but also help maintain the value of our property.

With your help The Trust can continue to help obtain Agricultural Preservation Restrictions on property, as has already been done for The Nashoba Valley Winery, and for the Schartner, Nicewicz and Schultz farms that make up nearly a 300 acre block of protected farmland.

The Trust strives to preserve the town’s environmental future by connecting with Bolton’s children to educate them on the unique natural world in which they live. The Trust offers the Tom Denney Nature Camp and sponsors the parent-run hands-on Four Winds Nature Program which reaches over 600 students in Bolton’s elementary schools.

Working with town boards and local and regional agencies, the Bolton Conservation Trust would like to continue to preserve Bolton’s rural character and keep it the special place that it is, but your support is needed.