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.

Get Involved!

Volunteering

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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

October Film Series: “Bag It”

Bag It

Join us at the Darien Library on Wednesday, October 10, at 7 p.m. for a film screening of Bag It.

Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes and mindlessly throw them away. But where is "away?" Where do bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life, and human health?

 

Environmental Films in October: “A Plastic Ocean”

Join us at the Darien Library on Wednesday, October 3, at 7 p.m. for a film screening of A Plastic Ocean. This film follows a filmmaker and a free-diver as they travel the earth and view the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans and marine animals.