Mission: Avis is a non-profit land trust dedicated to a) acquiring land and preserving it in its natural state, and b) encouraging public use and quiet enjoyment of the reservations.
Programs: Expenses involved in maintaining reservations, including upkeep of trails, fields, woodlands, and wetlands; removing hazardous trees; mowing; snowplowing; and clearing trash, benefiting all persons using and viewing the reservations, as well as expenses of purchasing and renting equipment, tools and supplies for use in the foregoing activities.
expense of major improvements to reservations, including building bridges and boardwalks over wetlands, facilitating passage and use by all persons using the reservations.
expenses of educating the public about the organization's resources and activities and/or improving the public's experience with the organization, including publishing newsletter; printing and distributing resource materials; and maintaining interactions with similar organizations.
The Andover Village Improvement Society (AVIS) provides over 30 miles of walking trails in Andover that is open to the public. I am fortunate to live not far from the Deer Jump Reservation that extends for about two and one half miles along the south bank of the Merrimack River. This beautiful reservation is used by neighbors, people from nearby Methuen, and employees at lunch hour from the nearby industrial park.