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“Rather than creating specific conservation plans for one group of invertebrates or another, which may be difficult, expensive, and time-consuming to do, I would say that one should simply try to save as much land as possible. If you accrue any kind of wealth, in whatever currency, the wisest thing you can do is convert that wealth into wilderness saved.” Quote from Thomas Eisner.


Everyone can make a difference for the Lost/Cacapon River valley by supporting the efforts of the Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust. We’ll use your donation to cover the legal fees necessary to draw up our voluntary land protection agreements, to inspect protected properties and make sure that the landowners’ wishes are being followed, and to reach out to landowners to let them know of our services.

All individuals who make a contribution to the Trust become members and will receive our newsletters and other materials, so they can stay informed about what’s happening in the area.

Donate online

Make your contribution online through PayPal. Choose your membership level and clink on the Donate button. PayPal will open in a new window and enter the amount you want to contribute. Finalize the transaction through PayPal’s secure payment system.

Membership levels

$50 — Cacapon Friends

$100 — Cacapon Sustainers

$250 — Cacapon Guardians

$500 — Cacapon Stewards

$1,000 — Cacapon Protectors


IMPORTANT NOTE: If you wish to receive news updates by mail, be sure to enter your correct “shipping address,” and unselect the option to hide your shipping address from us!

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Donate by check

If you would like to donate to the Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust by check, you can download our Membership Form by clicking and  mail it to:

Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust

P.O. Box 58, Wardensville, WV 26851

Donate land and other assets

You may donate land and other assets to the Trust for us to sell. Land donations have become a popular way for members to donate to the Trust. To date the Trust has received 8 land donations. Proceeds from these sales help support the work of the Trust. If appropriate, will place a conservation easement on the property before selling it. A person who gives land to the Trust may qualify for a federal income tax deduction for its appraised value.

Donate in memory or honor of loved ones

Download Donation Form

Remember us in your will

One of the easiest ways to donate to the Trust is through your will. There are several ways.

  • Specific Bequest: you name the Trust as the beneficiary of a specific item, e.g., a said amount of money, particular parcel of land, a specific stock, or stated percentage of your estate.
  • Residuary Bequest: you designate the Trust as the recipient of all or a part of the remainder of your estate, after specific bequests have been fulfilled.
  • Contingent Bequest: you allow for a contingent beneficiary (the Trust) to receive your estate’s assets if your named individual beneficiaries do not survive you.

Bequests to the Trust are deductible from your estate, offering your heirs estate tax savings. For gifts that are designated in your Will, the Trust should be identified as: “The Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust, Inc., a nonprofit organization organized under the laws of the State of West Virginia, having its principal address at P.O. Box 58, Wardensville, West Virginia 26851, EIN: 55-0700086.”


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