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Conserving wildlife habitat, agricultural and forest lands, scenic open space, wetlands, and shorelines for the benefit of our community and as a legacy for future generations.

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Support the Trust

There are many ways you can support local land conservation and leave a legacy of protected natural lands today and for future generations. Learn more below and via the links to the right.

  • Make a gift and become a member: annual support from over 1,000 households and business members makes lasting land conservation and stewardship possible. Our generous members save land for our community today and well into the future.

  • A memorial or honorarium gift is a thoughtful way of paying tribute to a loved one or associate. When you make a donation, reference the honoree or memorial name and provide an address if you would like the family to receive notification of your gift. We will also send you an acknowledgment of your donation.

  • Frequent businessesthat support local land conservation! And shop to support Skagit Land Trust at Fred Meyer or Amazon Smile. Be sure to say thank you for helping to make Skagit County such a wonderful place to live, work, and play.

  • Provide a foundation or corporate grant to sustain the work of Skagit Land Trust and fund special programs. Event sponsorship opportunities are also available. Contact Executive Director Molly Doran at for information.

  • Consider a planned gift or bequest. Skagit Land Trust has been remembered in wills through cash or property bequests. This is one of the simplest ways to make a future gift. There are many types of planned charitable gifts with tax advantages that also help protect local lands. View our Planned Giving Guide for more information. We encourage you to contact your professional tax advisor as to how best to structure a gift for your needs.

  • Consider an IRA Charitable Rollover: IF YOU:

· are 70-1/2 or older,

· have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), and

· do not depend upon your required minimum distribution from your IRA for living expenses, the following information may be of interest to you.

The provision allows individuals age 70½ or older to make tax-free gifts totaling up to $100,000 from a traditional IRA account directly to qualified charities. While you cannot claim a charitable deduction for IRA gifts, this distribution from your IRA counts towards your minimum required distribution for the account and does NOT trigger income tax for you. It is a tax-free transfer from the IRA account directly to a charitable organization.

In order to complete an IRA Charitable Rollover, you need to direct your IRA plan administrator to transfer assets directly to the charitable organization you wish to support. Please contact us for a sample instruction letter to send to your IRA plan administrator.

If more information or assistance is needed, please call our Executive Director, Molly Doran, at Skagit Land Trust’s office at 360-428-7878 (ext. 202). Email is

Address FOR Skagit Land Trust, 1020 S 3rd Street, PO Box 1017, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
EIN # for Skagit Land Trust is