We need and welcome your help

In our commitment to preserving Martin County’s green space and natural beauty, the most important person in the process is you.

With your help, Treasured Lands can demonstrate our shared love of the land-and inspire tomorrow’s stewards to protect and preserve a key part of what’s made Martin County such an enriching place to call home. Please contact us to find out what type of contribution is best for you.

The Wood Stork Society

The Wood Stork Society is our leadership society which recognizes our most generous donors and to form collaborative partnerships with our most committed corporate and individual supporters. Your leadership gift of $1,000 or more each year will have a lasting impact while enabling TLF to grow and work on your behalf as Martin County’s only land trust.

The advantages of joining the Wood Stork Society include:

  • Private Treasured Lands’ site visits hosted by Chuck Barrowclough, executive director.
  • Private briefings by Chuck Barrowclough on trends in conservation and development.
  • VIP Invitations to Treasured Lands events and seminars.
  • Newsletter and program updates.
  • Mention on Treasured Lands website and printed materials.
  • Staff and volunteer opportunities.

Friends of Treasured Lands

Friends of Treasured Lands is a committed group of generous donors and families whose annual investment in protecting the environment is between $25 and $1,000. (Payable by credit card in monthly installments.) Advantages include:

  • Invitations to Treasured Lands events and seminars.
  • Newsletter and program updates.
  • Complimentary tour of Barley Barber Swamp.
  • Mention on Treasured Lands website and printed materials.

Planned Giving

Regardless of your age or estate size, there are gift arrangements which allow you to balance your income needs, the needs of your family, and your philanthropic interests.  Through a bequest, charitable gift annuity, deferred Charitable Gift annuity, you and your family can leave a legacy, receive life income, pass assets to your heirs. 

Contact Jessica Cox (jcox@treasuredlands.org), director of development, to discuss ways to support Treasured Lands and protect the land you love.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of securities such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds are especially advantageous if you hold a security such as stock that has increased in value since you acquired it. By making a gift of stock held longer than one year, you completely avoid paying capital gains tax. In addition, you would receive an income tax deduction for the current market value of the gift. You may deduct gifts totaling up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income in any year, with a five-year carry-over for any excess.

Electronic Transfer

If you hold stocks or bonds in street name with a broker, you may transfer the securities electronically by instructing your broker to send the securities to our account. Please contact Jessica Cox (jcox@treasuredlands.org), director of development, for transfer instructions.

In order to facilitate the transfer and acknowledgment of your stock gift, please notify us of your name, the name of the stock and the number of shares being donated before you transfer the stocks. Of course, we will respect the wishes of donors who prefer not to have their name publicly disclosed.

Workplace Giving

Double your impact! Did you know that some employers match, double or even triple employee contributions? You can increase the value of your gift by returning your company’s matching gift form with your contribution. Ask your employer about matching your gift to Treasured Lands Foundation.


Make a gift in the name in honor of one you love who has passed away or celebrating a special occasion like a birthday, wedding or graduation by making a much needed gift to Treasured Lands.