There are many ways to get involved, including becoming a member of the Kittery Land Trust, volunteering at our work sessions and by donating. Please use one of the links below to sign up to become involve with the Kittery Land Trust.
Kittery Land trust is a member supported non-profit organization. Members are people who support KLT with an annual contribution. Members are eligible to vote at the KLT Annual Meeting held every year in September. Fill out the brief membership form below to become a new member or to renew your membership. Together, we are saving land & building community!
Volunteers play an important role at KLT. Every year, a 100 or so people volunteer their time, energy, and skills to assist in KLT’s work. There are many ways to volunteer for KLT. Whether you want to be out in the field or indoors, working on your own or with others, have a lot of time to give or just a little, there are many ways your energy and talents can help KLT do its work.
If you would like to know more about KLT, we would like to know more about you and your interests. Fill out a quick KLT Volunteer Questionnaire. Someone, probably a volunteer, will be in touch.
What is the Adopt-a-Trail program? The Adopt-a-Trail program is an all-volunteer effort that provides individuals an opportunity to help conserve and maintain our trails. By “adopting” a KLT, volunteers take responsibility for helping with trail upkeep. Trail adopters become helpful assistants by monitoring their chosen trail and providing some basic maintenance throughout the year.
Who can adopt a trail? Any interested family, organization, individual or neighborhood group can care for a trail. The primary adopter must be at least 18 years old, however, involving youngsters is highly encouraged!
What are the duties of an Adopt-a-Trail volunteer? The expectation is for adopters to provide basic assistance to the Conservation Crew in maintaining their selected trail. Activities include keeping the trail surface and corridor clear, cleaning drainage ditches, and clearing debris from bridges. Other responsibilities include litter clean-up, maintaining the trailhead area, and reporting trail hazards for safety issues.
Of major importance, adopters serve as an extra set of eyes for the Stewardship committee. Additional visits after storms or whenever convenient are certainly appreciated.
Training: KLT Stewards will provide orientation and train volunteers in safe techniques for accomplishing Adopt-a-Trail duties, and work with groups to get them started. Staff will work with volunteers until both parties are comfortable, and will continue to coordinate activities after the adopters are working on their own.
Ready to adopt a trail? Go ahead and fill out our Adopt a Trail Form. Select the Property you are interested in and we will work with you to select a trail that best fits your interests as well as KLT needs.
Already an active Trail Adopters?
Please be filled out the form below after each visit to your adopted trail. The information collected in this section is used by KLT staff for reporting and grant application, so please fill this out in a timely and accurate manner.
Select Stewardship-Trail Work under the activity section. Use the description box to describe the work you did and to report tree blowdowns, vandalism, wildlife sightings or any other areas of concern.