August was New Member Month at the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and all month new members were given a raffle ticket for a $100 gift certificate to the Land Trust’s Saturday Farmers’ Market at Crystal Spring Farm. In early September, we drew the winning raffle ticket and we were thrilled to offer the prize to long-time volunteer Margaret Gerber. Gerber has worked both in the field and office on a wide array of Land Trust projects, and took advantage of the August New Member Month incentive to join the Land Trust as a first-time member.
With 1,000 current members, the Land Trust enjoys a broad base of community support. Since January, 90 new members have joined, and the organization is hoping to reach 1,100 members by the end of 2015. These members are the primary source of support for the Land Trust with its growing number of programs that connect people to their 2,300 acres of conserved land in Bowdoin, Brunswick, and Topsham.
The New Member Month raffle was held over five Saturday’s at the Farmers’ Market at Crystal Spring Farm. In those five weeks, the Land Trust welcomed 40 new members. Along with the many existing members who have renewed for 2015, we are well on the way to reaching their 2015 membership goal of 1,100. If you would like to support the work of the Land Trust by becoming a member, go to www.btlt.org/membership