Annual Membership Appeal Letter Dear Friend of Trinidad Coastal Land Trust,
In this season of giving thanks, we are grateful that you have helped support our conservation work in 2016-17. Your membership is a reason why our community non-profit land trust is reaching for the stars. Below is a project summary and a donation request for your 2018 annual membership. Your tax-deductible donation will help fund important efforts this coming year including trails and land improvements, new conservation properties, projects and outdoor education programs. Membership benefits include making a positive difference in protecting and stewarding our Trinidad beaches and public trails. Membership also entitles you to vote for our volunteer TCLT Board of Trustees.
The Land Trust’s twenty coastal properties are managed by us, volunteers and landowners for public access, recreation and open space protections. Some of the properties we own include Houda Point/Camel Rock Beach Park, Baker Beach, north Luffenholtz Beach, our future Little River Trail property, Pilot Point, Saunders Park and public access easements to Moonstone Beach and Secret Beach.
We depend on your financial support to pursue these public-access trail projects of state-wide importance:
•Build the Little River Trail, a new link of the CA Coastal Trail/Hammond Trail, connecting to Trinidad.
•Purchase and permanently protect the Strawberry Rock Trail, iconic rock, and a 24-acre redwood forest.
•Improve public use facilities, trail restoration and maintenance at Luffenholtz State Beach.
•Partner with agencies for a safe, connecting trail system along the greater Trinidad coast.
•Continue a successful summer public hike program where naturalists guide walks on Trinidad trails.
•Grow a sustainable Land Stewardship Savings Fund, via planned giving and major donor support (initiated at Humboldt Area Foundation in 2016), to pay for all future trail and land stewardship expenses.
Please consider an end-of-the-year financial gift and join or renew as a donor member. And we ask you to consider that a willed or planned gift will allow TCLT to protect Trinidad trail properties for future generations.
There are even more conservation opportunities to take on. TCLT is looking for a significant donation or pledge gift to continue engaging youth and citizens in our environmental education program that includes public school field trips, guided trail and low tide beach walks, naturalist docent training courses and a citizen science seabird monitoring program of Trinidad’s CA Coastal National Monument offshore rocks.
You can make a donation in honor or in memory of someone special. Mail in the donor form using the return envelope and or visit our website to make a credit card donation. Names will be honored at a special sunset naming ceremony, next summer at Houda Point. Please know that your generosity will have a multiplying effect on protecting this coastline’s natural resources for generations to come.
But wait, there is more... ‘read all about it’... in our TCLT Annual Newsletter (on our website), and via our monthly emailed event announcements. Contact me if you are interested in joining our board or volunteering in one of many programs. Volunteer forms and email sign-up are also on our website.
In conclusion, please know that your individual membership donation is more valuable to our land conservation success than one might think. We have about 150 current members and a goal to reach 300 for 2018. Your donation today will help for a strong start. For our Coast,
Ben Morehead, Executive Director.
Office Phone: 707-677-2501 email: firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. Box 457. Trinidad, CA 95570 Office located in Simmons Gallery building, next to the Trinidad library, 380 Janis Court.