Donate to the Conservation Commission



 About the Canton Conservation Commission Land Conservation Fund

The Land Conservation Fund is a dedicated account established by a municipality to ensure that the Conservation Commission will have money that can be spent for any purpose stated in the Conservation Commission Act, G.L. Ch. 40 §8C. Purposes for expenditures include the purchase of land, maintenance of or capital improvements to such land, monitoring of conservation restrictions, and expenses directly related to land purchases, including title searches, legal expenses of deed preparation and title passing, investigation of land prior to purchase for conservation purposes. Other permissible expenditures include GIS expenses; vernal pool certification; recording of votes on land transfers and other types of expenses that are seldom foreseen and not within the Commission's annual operating budget.

 Donations of funds are always welcome! Checks should be made out to “Town of Canton” with “Land Conservation Fund Conservation Commission” in the notes section.  Mail to Conservation Agent, Conservation Department, 79 Pleasant Street, Canton, MA 02021. Please notify us when making a donation if you would like your gift to remain anonymous. Questions? Call 781-821-5035.

When you give to the Land Conservation Fund you are investing in Canton!

Conservation open space values include:

  • Public access to passive recreation areas for hiking, birdwatching, kayaking and canoeing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, photography, geocaching, and more!
  • Forests naturally control noise levels and reduce stormwater runoff!
  • Local climates are moderated by natural landscapes from extreme sun, wind, and rain. Wind speed and direction is affected by trees!
  • Targeting specific habitats of value such as rare old growth tree stands, vernal pools, and those parcels that are home to rare and endangered wildlife will preserve Canton’s rich natural heritage for your children and your children’s children.  provide important habitat for wildlife such as backyard songbirds!
  • Forests naturally clean the air. Leaves absorb the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide during photosynthesis and store carbon as growth providing for climate change mitigation!
  • Leaves from natural landscapes also absorb other air pollutants – such as ozone, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide – and release oxygen!