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“Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time, they just have the heart”   Elizabeth Andrew

Old Lyme Land Trust

P.O. Box 163

Old Lyme, CT 06371

Become a Member

If you would like to list your membership under two names please let us know on the CONTACT US page.

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Levels of Membership

Annual memberships will auto-renew every 12 months






Membership in OLLT is open to all with particular emphasis on the citizens of Old Lyme, neighbors and former residents. Any amount given to OLLT is welcome. The Basic Membership amount entitles you to voting privileges at our Annual Meeting. If you would like to list your membership under two names please let us know on the  CONTACT US page.

Old Lyme Land Trust, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


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Volunteers are at the very core of our success. We do not have paid staff. Trail maintenance, special events, and day-to-day management of our affairs are a part of what volunteers can do. You may spend as much time as you want in any of the following ways:

  • Join a Work Party –assist with the maintenance of a specific trail or property at an organized session.  A great way to meet fellow environmentalists! 
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  • Special Events – help set up for an event, provide refreshments, or assist with publicity.

  • Share your Expertise –contribute your knowledge and talent in photography, writing, technical fields, woodworking, engineering, construction, environmental science,  fundraising, art, children’s programming,  etc.   Contact Us and let us know what you can do!

  • Contribute Content – submit  your photos, drawings, stories, and histories into our website and/or annual newsletter Tributaries.

  • Conduct a Program – provide learning or recreational opportunities related to nature, ecology, or the environment for our community.

  • Become a Steward – be a monitor and caretaker for one of our preserves; see Volunteer Stewards Program (at right).

  • Serve on our executive committees or Board of Trustees (members only)  – help lead Old Lyme Land Trust to achieve its mission and plan for the future Executive Committees

Volunteer Stewards Program

Perhaps you live close by one of our properties or you just enjoy being outdoors on a regular basis. Please join us to help care for our preserves in Old Lyme.


Volunteer Steward:

  1. Get to know your property and visit it regularly, keeping an eye out for hazards, encroachments, litter, and invasive species. Identify opportunities for positive improvements, such as new trails and signage, expanded parking, etc.

  2. Get to know the borders of your property. OLLT has resources to assist you in locating border markers and other landmarks. We can organize work crews to assist with placing new or renewing old markers.

  3. Communicate your findings to the Chief Steward and document your work. The Property Report Form is a good way to communicate your observations and sightings, and request support for needed preserve work.

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