Becoming a member
The Ruiter Valley Land Trust is a fine example of a dream come true through the involvement, hard work and generosity of many people.
Today the Land Trust is a source of great pride and pleasure and it continues to evolve thanks to its members and friends, Potton residents, cottagers and visiting hikers.
Becoming a member of the Trust means…
- Joining a small community of nature lovers.
- Showing support for an important conservation project in the Eastern Townships.
- Contributing to trails open to all visitors for free.
- Participating in the pursuit of Robert and Stansje’s dream started in the late 80s.
- Discounts on activities, training and publications.
- Subscription to our newsletter.
- Voting rights at Annual General meetings.
- Invitation to special member activities (hiking, picnic, etc.).
The only conditions are: adhere to the conservation mission of the Trust and pay the annual membership fee. Please note that applications are subject to the approval by the Board of Directors.
Join the Friends of the Trust for an annual cost of $25 for an individual or $40 for a family
Payment for one year :
Sign up for automatic annual renewal :
Paying by Mail :
Make a donation
The Ruiter Valley Land Trust exists thanks to volunteer work and donations from people and foundations.
Each year, many people from kinds of backgrounds make individual donations of $10 to $1,000. The sums collected are very important for us.
This money allows us to maintain our trail network and infrastructures, offer activities and ensure the protection of the land entrusted to us. Every donation counts and is appreciated.
A tax receipt is issued for the value of the donation amount.
Please note that all the money collected is allocated to trail maintenance and training activities. The Trust operates thanks to the volunteer work of its members and administrators. We have no paid salaries. Our financial statements are available to members of the Trust upon request.
Paying by Mail :
The Ruiter Valley Land Trust pursues its conservation mission largely with the help of volunteers and continues to offer free access to its trails.
Every year residents, vacationers and friends – hikers or not, young and old – help us maintain the trail network and organize various activities.
Without volunteers, this beautiful territory would not be protected.
Want to help us ?
The territory under protection by the Ruiter Valley Land Trust is considerable and continues to grow thanks to ecological donations from citizens.
Each year, area residents choose to put a property into conservation and entrust this protection to a local conservation organization. Their properties are in Potton or nearby.
These people want to make a difference and participate in building a unique heritage in the region.
There are several ways to protect a property.
Biodiversity wins, the community wins, and you win too, because of the significant tax benefits (provincial and federal) of making an ecological donation to an organization like ours.
The Trust has been in existence since the 1980s and is made up solely of people from the region. It is not financed by any large corporation and does not engage in any lobbying activities.
Would you be interested in building the future with us? Whether it’s a 5-acre or 100-acre lot, contact us to discuss it.