Caring for our World here at Home

Membership in the Essex Land Trust is open to all – individuals, families, and organizations.  Family Memberships apply to an entire household.

Join our more than 400 members and corporate supporters who share your love of the Essex community and want to preserve its charm and special character. Membership dollars and donations are needed to support property stewardship and other land trust expenses.

All members and donors receive:

  • Our newsletter, Woods & Waters, published three times a year
  • A free copy of our 48-page Preserves & Trail Guide with detailed property descriptions and maps
  • The full color Thatchbed Island and Its Ospreys booklet
  • An invitation to attend our Annual Meeting, and
  • Acknowledgement in our published Annual Member List

Please consider becoming a land trust member at any of the following support levels:

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Conservator for Life


A Conservator for Life membership designation is a one-time donation and is commemorated with the member’s name being installed on the Conservators’ Rock, located at the Cross Lots preserve.

To learn more about land trust membership, download a copy of our Membership Brochure or contact us at