PRACTICES, POLICIES & REPORTS

As a committed member of the Land Trust Alliance, the Somers Land Trust strives to maintain a sound program of land transactions and land stewardship.

The following policies and practices have been adopted to ensure that SLT operates ethically, legally and in the public interest.  More policies and practices will be posted as they are developed and adopted.

Practices

Practices contain guidelines that volunteers and others involved in activities with SLT must follow. These documents  should be reviewed and understood by all who participate in any SLT program or volunteer event.

Safety Practices

Safety is our highest priority at all Somers Land Trust events.  During some activities, such as volunteer days at Angle Fly Preserve or Rhinoceros Creek Reservation, tools may be used which require proper operation, safety equipment, and/or training.  All volunteers must adhere to the Safety Practices outlined here.

Policies

Policies guide how SLT conducts business and are applicable primarily to the Board of Directors, Officers, committee heads and other designated representatives.

Conflict of Interest Policy

The Somers Land Trust functions for the public benefit. Our effectiveness and credibility depend on avoiding even the appearance that we are acting for private, and not public,

benefit. Review policy here.

Whistleblower Policy

The Somers Land Trust requires its directors, officers, and representatives to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. Review policy here.

Record Retentions Policy

Review policy here.

Moss on tree root near old farm pond on green trail, Angle Fly Preserve, © Lauretta Jones

Reports

Somers Land Trust files financial reports annually with the IRS and the New York State Office of the Attorney General Charities Bureau. Highlights of those filings are presented each year at our annual members meeting in January and are available below.​

2017 Financial Statements

Statement of Financial Position

Statement of Activities

2016 Financial Statements

Statement of Financial Position

Statement of Activities

2015 Financial Statements

Statement of Financial Position

Statement of Activities

2014 Financial Statements

Statement of Financial Position

Statement of Activities

The Somers Land Trust is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit all volunteer organization committed to preserving open space in the town of Somers, NY. We work to protect the natural landscape  of our community through stewardship, advocacy and education.

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PO Box 248, Somers NY 10589

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