Darien Land Trust

Preserving and protecting open space in Darien, Connecticut — Forever

Our Mission

The Darien Land Trust permanently preserves and restores open space, providing the community with environmentally rich habitats, scenic vistas, opportunities for educational experiences and the quiet enjoyment of nature.

The Darien Land Trust now owns or has conservation easements over more than 200 acres in Darien. We have permanently protected diverse natural environments such as wetlands along the Five Mile River, tidal salt marshes at Holly Pond and Scott’s Cove, upland forests in Dunlap Woods,  and meadow habitat at Mather Meadows, Fox Run, and Brendans Meadow.

Darien Land Trust permanently preserves and restores open space.

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Volunteers are vital to the success of the Darien Land Trust, from serving on our board of directors to land protection, habitat restoration, office support, and organization. Whatever your skill, knowledge, or interest, there's a place you can make a difference. Read More

Become a Member

Become a Member

Becoming a Land Trust member is simple. Members can contribute via check or by credit card.

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Darien Land Trust is a 501(c)3 organization — Gifts are tax deductible.

Latest News

Panel Discussion: Sea Level Rise in LI Sound Communities

Join us for wine and a panel discussion on climate change and the ramifications of sea level rise, and answer your questions on coastal erosion,  property value decline, loss of coastal habitats, and potential loss of life due to flooding.

Thursday,  April 4th, 2019
6:30 p.m. 
Darien Library, Community Room


A Guide to Restoring the Little Things That Run the World

Join us as we discuss ways in which we can increase the insect population with Presenter Doug Tallamy, a renowned author and professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware.  

Thursday,  March 7th, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Darien Library, Community Room