Volunteers who work with Land Trust projects are the lifeblood of our organization. We have no paid staff and rely on our membership to staff each and every one of our events.

The Land Trust continues to rely on our membership and the community to support our efforts with their most valuable asset, their time. We have many tasks, both short and long-range that vary from helping plan events, sitting on committees, hospitality and greeting at events, photography, trail maintenance, office assistance, and mailings.

Committed volunteers are our best ambassadors to reach out to potential members as well as encouraging others to volunteer.

To volunteer to assist the ELT or if you would like to become a more active part of our team in some other way email us at Info@essexlandtrust.org. Thanks so much.




Each ELT property is overseen by a group of volunteers headed by a Property Steward.  Stewards report to ELT’s Chief Steward, Geoff Furtney, for assistance or direction.

Maintenance is typically limited to keeping trails cleared, although in some cases, notably Cross Lots, Osage Trails, and Farm Hills, regular mowing is required. New properties require trail building and marking. Stewards are expected to familiarize themselves with the special characteristics of their specific sites.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer steward, contact Chief Steward Geoff Furtney at 860-805-6495 or email us at Info@essexlandtrust.org.