How You Can Help

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MEMBERSHIP in the Cardinal Land Conservancy provides more clean water, more local food, more farms, more scenic beauty, and more places for people to enjoy nature on the land that you love.

YES, I would like to become a MEMBER, or Renew my MEMBERSHIP in Cardinal Land Conservancy!

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Your help is needed as we continue our outreach efforts to landowning families, monitor land under our protection, raise funds to purchase land, and help the public understand how land conservation benefits our quality of life.

As a member, you help protect lands near your home and across southwest Ohio. Our goal is to help keep our communities livable — by working to preserve the land itself so it may continue to be a resource for future generations. We greatly appreciate your tax-deductible membership contribution.

What we need from you: We need your membership and your participation. We’ll spend your money wisely and give you an accurate accounting of it.

What can you expect in return: Membership in a local land trust that is dedicated to working for you. CLC’s goal is to keep our communities livable — by working to preserve the land itself so it may continue to be a resource for future generations.



VOLUNTEER with us. We are in need of volunteers to work on a variety of projects. Land trusts are in the forever business, and that means that we have a responsibility to maintain lands that we own and sustain easements over time. Stewardship volunteers might help with native tree plantings, invasive removal, or with monitoring conservation easements to ensure they are undisturbed by development or other infringement. Education volunteers might help lead workshops and coordinate hikes, or other events. This kind of outreach is how we give back and reconnect with our community. Administrative volunteers might work with our staff on a huge variety of projects. This work keeps all other parts of the organization moving. Volunteer for a folding party before a newsletter mailing, or to update a mailing list. Need for volunteers increases in the months before our annual events, lend a hand with our Earth Day Dinner, Spring Wildflower Hike, Annual Meeting, or host a new event for Cardinal. For an up-to-date list of volunteer opportunities, visit our News page. Send volunteer interest forms to and Let us know what skills you might bring to the table!

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When you include Cardinal in your estate plan, you ensure that clean water, food security, and access to greenspace are part of your legacy. There are several ways to support our work including outright gifts, bequests by will, and stock transfers. Cardinal Land Conservancy Inc. is an Ohio nonprofit 501 (c)(3) charitable corporation. Our most recent Form 990 and other information is available upon request. Your donation to Cardinal Land Conservancy is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Please contact Andy for more information (513) 752-2828 or


We want to make it easy for anyone to give, at any stage in their lives. A retirement distribution may be a way to giving to Cardinal Wisely – you can let your IRA work for nature while you save on taxes.


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We believe in being good stewards of the land we protect. Your generous donations of items helps us pursue our stewardship goals and provide tools for volunteers. If you would like to donate any of the items below for Cardinal’s stewardship work, contact Andy at (513) 752-2828 or .
– Gloves
– Loppers
– Electric Chainsaw



Partner with Cardinal Land Conservancy, Inc. and your company can add value by associating your organization with a trusted, nationally recognized conservation organization that delivers significant local impact on the lands you love. Partnering with us can help promote your brand awareness by leveraging Cardinals regional visibility while providing a meaningful place for your employees to participate in a wide variety of volunteer efforts.

Cardinal is able to provide companies with a wide range of hands-on activities that enhance corporate citizenship. Employee volunteerism connects employees to the community, creates an avenue for businesses, large and small, to be invested in the solutions to social problems that face the communities in which they operate. It also builds employee skills, morale and camaraderie, and fosters a positive and productive business environment. We offer hikes, clean-ups and invasive species removals throughout the year.
About our corporate partnerships

By becoming a corporate partner, your company will be recognized as a leader in the community by the impact you and your employees will have on our community and the environment.
Depending on the level of your company’s gift, there are many rewarding benefits including:
Kestrel Partner ($250) – Recognized as a Land Conservancy Corporate Partner on our website, in our many publications and at all Land Conservancy events
Red-tailed Partner ($500) – Invited to our special events and celebrations.
Eagle Partner ($1,000 or more) – Offered complimentary Land Conservancy memberships for employees who volunteer; Given a chance to participate in a special Land Conservancy experience

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