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

The DLT 4th Annual Farm to Table Dinner

The 2018 Darien Land Trust Farm to Table Dinner will be held on Saturday, August 25, in Waterbury Field. Cocktails will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the al fresco dinner begins at 7:00 p.m.

Note: this year's Farm to Table Dinner has sold out. However, we are keeping a waiting list. If you would like to be added to the list, please call Shirley at 203.655.4148.


DLT Green and Glam: A Ladies’ Night

Join the Darien Land Trust for a Ladies' Night at Nielsen's Florist & Garden Shop on Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Discover how to introduce native plants to enhance your garden. $20 donation at the door.


Spring Trail Fix Day

Trail fix-up day, April 22, 2018Volunteers! Come join us on Earth Day for our annual Spring Trail Fix Day: two hours of clean-up, repairing trails, and spreading wood chips.

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Dunlap/Selleck's Woods in Darien.