General Appeal 2023

If you thought the weather in Connecticut was bad in 2023, you’re not alone. We witnessed a series of extreme weather events this year. There were droughts and floods, unseasonal heatwaves and freezes. These events serve as a reminder of one of the most crucial issues of our time: the urgent need to address climate change. The average global temperature for July 2023 was the highest recorded. It was likely the hottest month for at least 120,000 years! Organizations like Avalonia are on the front lines in the fight to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Avalonia’s wetlands provide a line of defense against rising tides and storms. Our forests and grasslands absorb and store large amounts of carbon dioxide. This helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Avalonia lands protect watersheds, ensuring a clean and reliable source of drinking water.  Together we can protect these vital ecosystems, ensuring that they remain diverse and resilient. 

BUT – Avalonia can’t do this without the generous support of donors and members like you. As a supporter and/or neighbor of Avalonia, you know this. You understand the role we play in conserving your area’s most environmentally significant lands. Avalonia supporters are a vital part of its success. You have helped move this important mission forward. To the many who have given in the past, thank you. 

This year, please consider a gift of $100, $500, $1000, or even $10,000, to Avalonia Land Conservancy. Your support is more important than ever. Please be as generous as you can. Thank you for supporting Avalonia! Your contribution goes a long way in the fight against climate change. Working together, we can secure a healthier planet for today and for the future. By donating today, you can help Avalonia acquire, manage, and protect critical lands. It is crucial to protect these lands and address this global challenge. Thank you for your commitment to a more sustainable and climate-resilient world. 

Here are several actions you can take to support Avalonia:

  • Visit our donation page to make your gift. Consider signing up for a monthly or quarterly donation or make a multi-year pledge.
  • Consider a legacy gift by naming Avalonia as a beneficiary of your estate or appreciated assets. Are you over 72? Make a distribution gift from your IRA.
  • Match your gift through a participating employer or an association.

Whatever amount you donate, we are grateful for your important role in acquiring and stewarding the land. We currently have over 1500 acres in this local area that we are in the process of working to save in addition to the 5038 (as of 11/1/2023) that we have conserved to date and now manage!!



Dennis S. Main


Avalonia Land Conservancy

P.S.  Donate quickly and easily through our donation page or send your check to: Avalonia Land Conservancy, P.O. Box 49, Old Mystic, CT 06372. Please, however you do it, make a gift today to help steward the preserves and allow our communities to enjoy this amazing land.