Kestrel Land Trust

A nonprofit organization

$7,755 raised by 64 donors

52% complete

$15,000 Goal

The Power of Nature’s Gifts

Where were your first happy outdoor memories made? Whether it was a family picnic in a park or fishing along a stream or hiking on a mountain, these places gave you something special, something only being outdoors can give.

Parks, trails and public conservation areas help us meet the deeply rooted need to nurture our ties to nature. These ties can help us heal our body and mind, provide us emotional or spiritual refuge, and help us build bonds with each other.

Unfortunately, even in the Valley not everyone has ready access to this kind of refuge, and many people aren’t aware these public spaces are available to them. Kestrel is working to change that—and you can help.

When you join us on Giving Tuesday, you’ll support our partnership with social justice nonprofits like Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Northampton Parents Center, Hadley Northampton Family Connection, and Community Action Pioneer Valley.  With our new Revive Outside program, we’re providing these organizations that serve young people and families the chance to experience the mental health benefits of being outdoors:

After months of Zoom gatherings, our group was provided with a fun, restorative outing to get to know each other in person. Youth were introduced to the practice of mindfulness in nature, and were able to experience these conservation areas as resources to support their mental, physical, and emotional health. There was a sense of adventure, joy, and connection during our trips. Coming together in these spaces has strengthened us as a team.” —Staff from Community Action Pioneer Valley, Youth Partnership Council

Conserving land and water is not a luxury for some, but a necessity for all people. When you join us on Giving Tuesday, you can help create more powerful experiences like this for youth, families, and people like you throughout the Valley. Your gift, no matter the size, will make a difference.

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Organization Data


Organization name

Kestrel Land Trust

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P.O. Box 1016
Amherst, MA 01004


413 549 1097

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