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The DLT 4th Annual Farm to Table Dinner

2017 Darien Land Trust Farm to Table Dinner, August 26, Waterbury Field, starting at 6pm

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

Waterbury Field is located in Darien, and parking is at Wee Burn Country Club, 410 Hollow Tree Ridge Road.

The cost is $150.00 per person. Last year, this sold-out event drew 250 guests to celebrate the DLT’s contribution to the community with cocktails, dinner, and dancing to live music.

A locally sourced, creative New England menu will be served under twinkling lights at long tables in Waterbury Field.

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.

Posted on Monday, June 04, 2018

DLT Green and Glam: A Ladies’ Night

Darien Land Trust Ladies' Night Out at Nielsen's Florist and Garden Shop, Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7 p.m.Join the Darien Land Trust for a Ladies' Night at Nielsen's Florist & Garden Shop, at 1405 Post Road, on

Thursday, April 19th, 2018: 7pm - 9pm.

Discover how to introduce native plants to enhance your garden. 

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres (grateful to our host, Nielsens) and our signature Green Goddess Cocktail (courtesy of Broken Shed Vodka) with old friends and new! 

$20 donation at the door.

Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Spring Trail Fix Day

Volunteers, please join us on Earth Day 2018 to help fix the trail at Dunlap/Selleck's WoodsVolunteers! Come join us on Earth Day this year 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.

 

  • Bring the family, a fork, a rake, and (if possible) a wheelbarrow
  • Wear gloves and working shoes
  • Park at the end of Parkland Drive, off of Old Kings Hwy North (Go past the construction site)
  • See the woods, lake, and daffodils, improve your nature preserve, and enjoy the camaraderie

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

Film Screening: “An Inconvenient Sequel”

Thursday, April 26, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
Darien Library, Community Room

(2017) Starring Al Gore, George W. Bush, and John Kerry. Rated PG for thematic elements and some troubling images. 100 minutes. Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.

Cameras follow him behind the scenes — in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Darien Land Trust is proud to co-sponsor this event with the Darien Library, the Darien Nature Center, and the Tree Conservancy of Darien.

Posted on Monday, March 26, 2018

Lecture with Don Wilson: “Bats: Myth & Reality”

Bats!Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 7 p.m. at the Darien Library.

The Darien Library is proud to co-sponsor this film with the Darien Land Trust, Tree Conservancy of Darien, the Darien Nature Center.

Bats control mosquitoes, disperse seeds, pollinate flowers, and a few have extreme feeding specializations such as carnivory, fish-eating, and even blood-feeding (yes, there are Vampire Bats!) If you think bats are hateful little creatures of the night, come along and be prepared to view them as charismatic microfauna. This lecture will review all aspects of bat biology and allow time for your questions.

Presented by Don Wilson, who spent 40 years as Curator of Mammals at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of National History in Washington, D.C. During that time, Wilson traveled the world conducting research on bats. His photographs of bats will lead you on a journey of better understanding of their important role in almost every ecosystem on Earth.

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018

Film Screening & Discussion: “Chasing Coral”

Chasing Coral (2017)Monday, February 5, 2018, 7 p.m. at the Darien Library.

The Darien Land Trust is proud to co-sponsor this film with the Tree Conservancy of Darien, the Darien Nature Center, and the Darien Library.

(2017) Starring Andrew Ackerman, Pim Bongaerts, and Neal Cantin; Not rated; 93 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers, and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. Chasing Coral was directed by Jeff Orlowski and produced by Larissa Rhodes. The film took more than three years to shoot, and is the result of 500+ hours underwater, submissions of footage from volunteers from 30 countries, as well as support from more than 500 people from various locations around the world.

Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2018

Annual Meeting - November 12th At Wee Burn Country Club

Darien Land Trust Annual Meeting, November 12th 2017 at the Wee Burn Country ClubPlease join us for our Annual Meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, at the Wee Burn Country Club, 410 Hollow Tree Ridge Road.

The theme of the meeting will be Conserving Land for People in a Changing Time and a Changing Environment.

Kevin Essington, area director for The Trust for Public Land in Southern New England, will be our featured speaker. Kevin has served as an environmental professional and leader for more than 20 years. He has bought land, lobbied Congress, led grassroots campaigns, built parks, and managed thousands of acres of farmland, forest, wetlands, and desert.

Posted on Thursday, November 09, 2017

The 2017 Farm to Table Dinner

2017 Darien Land Trust Farm to Table Dinner, August 26, Waterbury Field, starting at 6pm

The Darien Land Trust invites you to the 2017 Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday, August 26th, at Waterbury Field. Cocktails will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the al fresco dinner begins at 7:00 p.m.

Waterbury Field is located in Darien, and parking is at Wee Burn Country Club, 410 Hollow Tree Ridge Road.

The cost is $150.00 per person. A "welcome" cocktail is provided, and it's BYOB for dinner. The dinner will be catered by Tim LaBant Catering and live music provided by Busker. The dress code is smart casual, and reservations are required.

The raindate is Sunday, August 27th, 6:00 p.m. for cocktails and 7:00 p.m. for dinner. If you have any questions, please contact Shirley Nichols.

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Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Monkey Kingdom Film - Family Matinee

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 2 p.m. at the Darien Public Library

This screening is brought to you by the Darien Land Trust, Darien Nature Center, and Darien Library.

From DisneyNature, the studio that brought you Chimpanzee and Bears, comes Monkey Kingdom, a spectacular tale set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia.

Maya, a clever and resourceful monkey, finds her world forever changed when she welcomes her son Kip into her colorful extended family.

As Maya strives to keep Kip safe through unexpected and sometimes perilous adventures, amazing footage captures all the magic and surprises of their magnificent world.

Maya and her family will make you laugh and warm your heart as she realizes her dreams for her son's future.

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Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Annual Trail Fix Day

Annual Trail Fix Day, April 23, 11am - 1 pm, Dunlap/Selleck's Woods, Darien, CTSunday, April 23, 2017, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Dunlap/Selleck's Woods in Darien.

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

  • Bring the family, a fork, a rake, and (if possible) a wheelbarrow
  • Wear gloves and working shoes
  • See the woods, lake, and daffodils, improve your nature preserve, and enjoy the camaraderie

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

Directions to Dunlap/Sellecks Woods:
Head towards Norwalk on the Post Road, turn right at Trader Joe's/Rory's on to Kings Highway North. Immediately after you go over I-95, turn right onto Parklands Drive and continue past the office buildings to the entrance to Dunlap/Selleck's Woods.

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