Pro Bono Tax Accountant
DRACUT LAND TR INC
We are looking for a volunteer to not only be active with decisions around expansion and maintenance of lands within the Dracut Land Trust Inc.’s jurisdiction, but we are also looking for someone that wants to make a difference in their community by:
- Assisting with The Dracut Land Trust’s financial and income tax statements
- Assessing and researching difficult tax issues and identify solutions
- Ensuring the DLTI complies with regulations by sending required documentation to state, federal, and local authorities
- Offering support and guidance during any audits
- Preparing annual tax reports
About DRACUT LAND TR INC
156 JONES AVE, DRACUT, MA 01826, US
The purpose of the Dracut Land Trust Inc. (DLTI) is to protect and preserve our remaining open space and farmland by helping property owners establish conservation restrictions for their properties.
History of the Dracut Land Trust Inc.: The property now called "The Ogonowski Memorial Field" was slated for a roadway and housing as a part of the Meadow Creek Residential Golf Course Development in 1998. A number of individuals and abutters, including John Ogonowski, formed the Dracut Land Trust and through litigation and negotiation were able to reach an agreement in 2001 providing the Dracut Land Trust the first option to purchase this parcel from the developer in 2003 for $760,500. This was the birth of DLTI. Funds for this purchase were obtained through
the work of John’s sister Carol Ogonowski, working with Senator Ted Kennedy and Congressman Marty Meehan who had this purchase included in that year’s Federal Farm Bill.
We all appreciate Dracut’s natural and agricultural landscapes, which provide innumerable benefits to us all, and most of us are dismayed to see so much of our open space developed into vast stretches of housing. Dracut’s remaining beautiful farmland constitutes a local foodshed which is priceless as we all crave fresh, local products.