Structures and Memorials Policy 

Placing a memorial on a land trust property is a lovely way to remember and honor loved ones.  The Bolton Land Trust board of directors has a responsibility to control the number and type of structures placed on land trust properties. Location, design and materials must be carefully considered to ensure that the structure or memorial blends into its natural setting and can be maintained far into the future.

If you are considering requesting that a memorial be placed on a Bolton Land Trust property, before designing, buying materials or constructing, including plaques, please contact the Bolton Land Trust to discuss the, design, materials and possible location.

Maintaining structures and memorials becomes the responsibility of the land trust board of directors so it is the policy of the board to request a monetary donation to cover any necessary maintenance in the future. Structures and memorials may be damaged, vandalized, stolen or deteriorate over time and although all attempts will be made to maintain them, they might have to be removed if repairing, maintaining or replacing them is no longer feasible.

To discuss a structure or memorial please contact Bolton Land Trust director Deb Livingston at or 860-930-6844. 

February, 2021

Richard L. Barger                         Tom Hull, treasurer

Pete Bradley                                 Debbie Livingston, president

Laurie A. Brooks                            Gwen E. Marrion

Mather Clarke                               Brent Mayerson

Karen Cordero                              Richard H. Treat

Robert E. DePietro, Jr.                  Mary Terhune

Tony Gorman                                Gretchen Wiedie

Jonathan Gourley, secretary

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Bolton's rural character, easy access to Hartford, strong school system and beautiful

countryside make it an appealing place to live. Continuing growth will put pressure on the finite number of open lands remaining, and the Bolton Land Trust wants to help balance growth with preservation by offering landowners creative, cooperative solutions which honor personal, family and financial goals. 

                                           Strawberries at Sunset on the Pesce Farm 

The Bolton Land Trust is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization founded in 2001. Led by a 15-member volunteer board of directors, the Trust is supported by 285 members and has preserved 310 acres in Bolton. Contributions to the Bolton Land Trust are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.     

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                                                 Board of Directors 



​​If you have questions about the Bolton Land Trust, would like to set up a confidential meeting to discuss the future of your land or are interested in becoming a member, please contact Debbie Livingston, president.
860-930-6844 or

                       Bolton Land Trust      59 Maple Valley Road, Bolton, CT 06043      860-930-6844