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LCLT Membership

lopezisland community land trustThe Lopez Community Land Trust is a membership organization founded on the principles of membership involvement. Members are the backbone, heart and soul of the organization. They elect the Board of Directors, vote on by-law changes, serve as board and/or committee members and review the Annual Reports. Equally as important, members sustain the long term goals of the organization through volunteering and contributions. To become a new member and be a part of “unleashing the power of community,” download a copy of our membership form.

Why is LCLT membership important?

Public and private funding grants to LCLT always want us to demonstrate strong local backing through membership and membership contributions. The more comprehensive our membership, the more likely we are to be funded. About 10% of Lopezians currently are members.

As an LCLT member, you also have access to our new Seed Library.  All members are welcome to apply to join a committee. You are entitled to vote at our annual membership meetings, nominate board members, receive annual reports, periodic newsletters and updates, and receive invitations to meetings and special events.

LCLT is a registered 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation with an open membership and a democratically-elected board of directors.

Make a Contribution

lopezisland community land trustPrivate donations are crucial to the success of our programs and the day to day operation of our organization. The LCLT welcomes the financial support of members and others who understand the vital role community land trusts play in our community. To make a contribution, click on the “Donate Now” button in the sidebar of any page. If you prefer to donate offline, download our contribution form.

Become an Intern

Our internship program offers young people a chance to get deeply involved with the LCLT. The SARD Internship Program allows young adults and college students the opportunity to get involved in the work of the LCLT and learn valuable agricultural skills. The Housing Internship Program, which runs when the LCLT develops a new housing project, is a unique opportunity for individuals to gain comprehensive, hands-on experience in home construction.

We encourage all people interested in agriculture, architecture, building, and community development to participate!

Contact us for more ways to get involved with LCLT.

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