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

Monkey Kingdom Film - Family Matinee

Monkey Kingdom by Disney NatureSaturday, May 6, 2017, 2 p.m. at the Darien Public Library

From DisneyNature, Monkey Kingdom, a spectacular tale set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia, introduces you to Maya and her son Kip. 


Annual Trail Fix Day

Volunteers! Come join us for two hours for our Annual Trail Fix and clean-up: repairing trails and spreading wood chips.

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Dunlap/Selleck's Woods in Darien.

Mark your calendars, and we hope to see you there!