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Film Screening and Discussion: ‘Tapped’ at the Darien Library

The Darien Land Trust was pleased to sponsor the movie 'Tapped' at the Darien Library on April 2, 2015. Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Stephanie Soechtig's debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.

From the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car and I.O.U.S.A., this timely documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of an industry that aims to privatize and sell back the one resource that ought never to become a commodity: our water.

From the plastic production to the ocean in which so many of these bottles end up, this inspiring documentary trails the path of the bottled water industry and the communities which were the unwitting chips on the table. A powerful portrait of the lives affected by the bottled water industry, this revelatory film features those caught at the intersection of big business and the public's right to water.

This program is cosponsored with The Darien Land Trust, Greenwich Audubon, the Darien Nature Center and the Darien Library.

Posted on Thursday, April 02, 2015

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day

On Thursday March 12th from 5-8PM, we invite you to come and celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. Enjoy some Irish fare, music and green raffle prizes while supporting the Darien Land Trust. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds go to the DLT plus 20% of all sales at Nielsen's on March 12th. The event is generously co-sponsored by Nielsen's Florist and Leary's Liquor Cabinet. Nielsen's is located at 1405 Boston Post Road, Darien.

Check out the Darien Times article: Darien Land Trust hosts "Keep the Green"

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lecture by Rick Darke on The Living Landscape

On January 14, 2015, the DLT co-sponsored guest speaker Rick Darke, award-winning horticulralist and landscape designer, at the Darien Library. He spoke on "the Living Landscape" and biodiversity in home and community gardens. The event co-sponsored by the Tree Conservancy of Darien, Friends of Sellecks Woods, the Darien Nature Center and the Darien Library.

Read More: Lecture by Rick Darke on The Living Landscape

Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2015

Join us for Giving Tuesday!

Today is Giving Tuesday! People around the world will support nonprofits with their generosity. By donating to the Darien Land Trust, you will help us permanently preserve and restore open space, providing the community with environmentally rich habitats, scenic vistas and opportunities for educational experiences. DLT protects more than 200 acres of diverse natural environments including wetlands, tidal marshes, upland forest and meadow habitats. Help us preserve these spaces by donating.

Posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Join us for the Annual Meeting

Please join us as we pass the torch from President Chris Filmer to Vice President Flip Huffard.  Our annual meeting is at 5pm on Sunday, November 16th at Wee Burn Country Club.  All are welcome to hear reflections on our past accomplishments and goals to reach our mission.

Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014

“Our Meadows: Alive and Buzzing”

The Darien Land Trust and The Darien Nature Center held an evening reception on October 17, 2014 to celebrate the month-long photo exhibition by Chris Bosak titled "Our Meadows: Alive and Buzzing" with all photos taken at Darien Land Trust meadow properties.

The exhibit was on display at the Darien Nature Center, 120 Brookside Road, Darien CT until October 30, 2014.

Chris Bosak is a board member of the Darien Land Trust and bird columnist for The Hour newspaper.

"Our Meadows: Alive and Buzzing" calls attention to one of New England's fastest disappearing habitats: the meadow. These up-close images capture the beauty of native flowers, insects and birds with extraordinary detail. They invite us to discover the bounty of life hidden inside the wild meadows of Darien.

Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

2nd Annual Celebration of the Woods Family Day

2ND ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE WOODS FAMILY DAY

On June 8, 2014, Darien Land Trust hosted a "celebration day" in Dunlap/ Selleck's Woods that engaged people of all ages in education activities that celebrate the beauty of our woods and parklands.

On hand were musicians, artists, refreshments, and exhibits for topics including birds, butterflies, amphibians, trees, invasive plants, and local environmental improvements.

This event has proven to be a wonderful way to explore our nearly two miles of trails through a 50-acre nature preserve. There are seven distinct ecosystems ranging from densely wooded areas to ponds, marshes, swamps, streams and even prairie pockets. 

Posted on Sunday, June 08, 2014

Spring Birding in Dunlap/Selleck Woods

The birds are back! The DLT sponsored a spring bird walk in Dunlap/Selleck's Woods on May 10, 2014.

During this time of the spring migration, swarms of birds in brilliantly colored breeding plumage are seen filling woodlands and parks with their beautiful spring songs.

Birders spotted species including Oven Bird, Raven, Catbird, several Warblers (and we heard 15 types of Warblers), Red Winged Blackbird, and three different species sitting on their nest.

The tour was led by Board Member and bird expert Chris Bosak, who has written a weekly birdwatching column since 1999 and writes the blog "Birds of New England."  

Posted on Saturday, May 10, 2014

DLT Sponsors Birding Movie at Darien Library

DLT planned multiple special birding events in May 2014, including co-sponsoring with Greenwich Audobon the film Birders: The Cental Park Effect at the Darien Library.

Over four years, director and birder Jeffrey Kimball used many tricks to capture 117 birds, each of which gets its own credit.

Equal stars in the movie are a diverse group of New Yorkers that reveal how a hidden world of beautiful wild birds in the middle of Manhatten has upended and magically transformed their lives.

Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2014

Spring Clean-up Day 2014

Held near Earth Day every year, volunteers came together to clean up and improve the trails at Dunlap/Selleck's Woods on April 26th 2014.

Volunteers removed debris from trails and spread wood chips, which blend with the natural surroundings, provide firmer footing for walking and bind together to form a mat-like surface that allows water infiltration and holds soil particles in place.

The clean up day builds a sense of community, civic involvement, volunteerism and gets the trails ready for summer.

Posted on Saturday, April 26, 2014

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