Membership and Donations

AVIS, a private non-profit land trust, relies on the generosity of our members and the public 1) to acquire new land for preservation and 2) to maintain the AVIS reservations for the public enjoyment.

Membership Categories


Pay by check

Pay by credit card via PayPal

First time members receive a copy of the AVIS map - a street map of the town showing AVIS reservations and their entrances.

Credit card donations are processed via PayPal; however, you do not have to be a PayPal member to join or donate to AVIS.

You will receive email confirmation of your credit card donation for your records.

You may make a donation in honor of, or in memory of, a friend or loved one.

AVIS is a charitable, non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization, and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by federal regulations.

Sustaining $100 yearly
Family $50 yearly
Individual $30 yearly
Seniors & Students $15 yearly


Cash donation
Appreciated securities Please contact the AVIS treasurer at
Gift of land or conservation easement Please contact the AVIS president at

AVIS Capital Campaign

Protect the Merrimack River and the Bay Circuit Trail on the former Franciscan Seminary property. (Donate)

As of May 1, 2017 AVIS has raised about $335,000 of its $400,000 goal from several foundations (in order donations were received: Foundation M, Highland Street Foundation, Stevens Foundation, Fields Pond Foundation, Davis Conservation Foundation and Bafflin Foundation), leadership donor Rosalyn Woods and many loyal AVIS donors. We ask the community to support this effort to protect the Merrimack River and the Bay Circuit Trail.

A full description can be found in this document. (PDF)

Thank you!

For more information, please contact