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Hollow Oak
Land Trust

Membership
& Donations

Community Survey

Volunteers

Corporate Partnerships

Tax Relief for Owners

 

Membership & Donations

The Hollow Oak Land Trust is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization, so membership and donations are tax deductible. Membership dues support management of our natural assets and demonstrate to local officials and funders that the community supports the protection of greenspace.

Your donations are tax deductible. The official registration and financial information of Hollow Oak Land Trust may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

You may donate online securely by clicking on the link below:

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Or you may download our printable form and mail it to us with your payment.

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Make checks payable to HOLT and mail to:
Hollow Oak Land Trust
PO Box 741, Coraopolis, PA 15108-0741

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Community Survey

Please tell us how we can make your community a better place to live and work.

1. Please rank the benefits of greenspace in order of importance to you:
(1 = Most, 5 = Least)

Protection of wildlife habitat, native species and water quality

Quality of life (list examples)

Outdoor recreation (list types)

Economic development (e.g. increased property values and attraction of talented workforce)

Stormwater management (flood prevention via rain absorption and natural filtration)

2. Would you be interested in volunteering with Hollow Oak Land Trust? (e.g. trail maintenance, habitat improvement, professional services)
Yes No

3. What types of activities would you like to see at Hollow Oak properties?

4. Where do you go to find out what's happening in your neighborhood? (i.e. which newspapers, newsletters, magazines, media and internet sources)

Thank you for your input!

 



Volunteer Opportunities

Learn how you can volunteer on our Land Stewardship page.

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An Invitation to Airport Area Businesses

Corporate Partnerships
The work of Hollow Oak Land Trust is supported by members and donations from the communities surrounding our conservation areas. Corporations, local businesses and other community-based organizations are invited to contact Hollow Oak Land Trust for volunteer opportunities including trail maintenance, habitat improvement and trash removal.

For more information, call (412) 264-5354 or email info@hollowoak.org

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Tax Relief for Landowners

Conservation Options
A spectrum of options exist for the protection of undeveloped land, ranging from outright donation or sale of the land to the placement of conservation agreements, which retain ownership but place certain permanent restrictions agreeable to the landowner on future land use. Conservation agreements can provide property tax relief by lowering the property value. Conservation agreements and land donations can serve as tax-deductible gifts. We can help landowners identify the option below that best suits their preferences in protecting greenspace.

Property Transfer

  • Land is donated or sold to the land trust to protect conservation values and public benefits
  • Releases the donor from responsibility for managing the land and paying property taxes
  • Eligible tax-deductible*, based on land appraisal

Conservation Easement

  • Legal agreement between landowner and land trust permanently prohibiting certain uses to protect conservation values
  • Ownership of land retained by current owner
  • Easement is flexible, written to meet landowner needs while protecting the property's resources & public benefits
  • Easement is permanent, remaining in effect when property changes hands
  • Easement restrictions of the property are enforced by the land trust through monitoring and legal defense if necessary (Note: such permanent responsibilities warrant the creation of a stewardship fund for the property)
  • Public access not required
  • By reducing property value, easement can also reduce property taxes
  • Eligible tax-deductible*, based on appraised value of restricted uses

Trail Easement

  • Legal agreement between landowner and land trust providing limited public access for outdoor recreation
  • Ownership retained by current owner
  • Easement protects landowner from liability
  • Easement is permanent, remaining in effect when property changes hands
  • Eligible tax-deductible*, based on appraisal of trail easement

* For tax deduction, the project must meet the requirements of IRC \302\247 170 and the accompanying Treasury Department regulations and/or any other federal or state requirements.

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Volunteering

Current Projects

Hollow Oak volunteers help us battle Japanese knotweed and other invasive species.