The Sheffield Land Trust
P.O. Box 940
96 Main St.
Sheffield, MA 01257-0940
Phone: 413 229-0234
Fax: 413 229-0239
shefland@bcn.net
Pledge Agreement

Thank you very much for your generous offer to contribute to the Sheffield Land Trust and to protect the forests, fields and farms that make Sheffield so special. As always, we accomplish a great deal of our work with volunteers; your dollars leverage additional funds from partner organizations, foundations and the community. We have an impressive record of success, and this is possible because of your support. In order to plan projects and encourage others to donate, it would be helpful to document the amount and timing of your anticipated contribution by completing and returning this agreement. Direct contributions and multi-year pledges (up to four years) will count towards reaching our goal. Contributions are tax deductible. Thank you, in advance, from all of us at the Sheffield Land Trust!

Name: __________________________________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________________________

Town: _________________________ State: _______ Zip _________ Phone: ___________________

Email: __________________________________________________________________________


I/We pledge to contribute to Sheffield Land Trust $ _____________ in the following installments:

Year

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Amount

$_________

$_________

Year

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Amount

$_________

$_________

I/We direct Sheffield Land Trust to use my/our gift for the following purpose(s):

(Gifts are treated as unrestricted membership contributions unless otherwise indicated by the donor)

Project Funds

$_______ Sheffield-Egremont Agricultural, Ecological & Scenic Corridor to protect one of the most
                 iconic and beloved landscapes in the region recognized as a key area of importance in multiple
                 land trust, town and state plans for its agricultural soils, wildlife habitat and beauty.

            $________ Maple Shade Farm - for the preservation of 120 acres of agricultural fields, wildlife
                               habitat and stunning views along Sheffield-Egremont and Lime Kiln Roads cherished
                               by local residents and visitors to the Berkshires alike.

            $________ Bow Wow Farm - To protect the 400-acre Chase property consisting of fields,
                               forest, wetlands and uplands, and link the eastern and western ends of the Sheffield-
                               Egremont Corridor, preserving a working landscape and wildlife habitat extending
                               from the Housatonic River to the Taconic Mountains.

$_______ Community Recreational & Educational Trail Network toward the acquisition and
                stewardship of trail properties and easements to provide a network of public walking paths and
                an educational and recreational resource for students and town residents:

            $________ Cosgriff Community Trail Property toward the acquisition of 21 acres of upland,
                               wetland and trails adjacent to the Southern Berkshire Regional School District campus
                               and its enhancement as a recreational and educational resource.

            $________ Ashley Falls Woods Trail Property to establish walking paths and a recreational
                              opportunity within walking distance of the Village of Ashley Falls.

$________Housatonic River Corridor Agricultural & Ecological Initiative to preserve the riparian
                 corridor and watershed – the ecological and working landscapes - along both sides of the
                 Housatonic:

            $________ River Lea Farm - for the preservation of 299 acres of tillable farmland, pasture,
                               woodland, ponds and wetland including farm buildings and extensive frontage along
                               the Housatonic River to help support one of the state's largest dairy operations.


General Funds to support the general operating and land protection activities of the Land Trust:

$________ General Membership Fund to support the general operations, land protection, outreach, education and other activities of the Sheffield Land Trust.

$________ Land Protection Fund for the cost of land and development rights acquisition, appraisals, surveys, closing costs and other expenses associated with land protection projects.

$________ Roger & Virginia Drury Stewardship Fund for the monitoring, maintenance and other costs of properties under Sheffield Land Trust management or stewardship.

$________ Sheffield Land Trust Endowment Fund for which the principal is invested and maintained for perpetual growth for the purpose of producing income and from which earned income and appreciation may be used for general operations and land protection expenses. (Minimum pledge $25K)

______ I prefer that my gift remain anonymous

______ Please contact me about a gift of securities

______My gift will be matched by my employer

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