Darien Land Trust

Preserving and protecting open space in Darien, Connecticut — Forever

Darien Land Trust

Preserving and protecting open space in Darien, Connecticut — Forever

Darien Land Trust

Preserving and protecting open space in Darien, Connecticut — Forever

Darien Land Trust

Preserving and protecting open space in Darien, Connecticut — Forever

Darien Land Trust

Preserving and protecting open space in Darien, Connecticut — Forever

Darien Land Trust

Preserving and protecting open space in Darien, Connecticut — Forever

Darien Land Trust

Preserving and protecting open space in Darien, Connecticut — Forever

Darien Land Trust

Preserving and protecting open space in Darien, Connecticut — Forever

Walking Trail Acres

Acres of Woodlands

Acres of Meadows

Coastal Acres

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 Land Trust now owns or has conservation easements of nearly 220 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 habitats at Mather Meadows, Fox Run, and Brendans Meadow.

Get Involved!

Become a Member

The Land Trust currently has over 400 members. We rely on your support to continue our annual stewardship efforts and to fund our Land Acquisition Fund for future purchases. Becoming a Land Trust member is simple. Members can contribute by credit or debit card using the form below. Darien Land Trust is a 501(c)3 organization — Gifts are tax deductible. Read more

Volunteering

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

Latest News

Fall 2020 Bee Series Part I

Darien Land Trust properties are home to 22 hives, which produce hundreds of thousands of pollinators — and tons of honey! Read more

Darien Land Trust Presents: Spring Bee Series Part 3

As part of Earth Day 50 the Darien Land Trust is pleased to present the second in our Bee Series videos! Read more

Darien Land Trust Presents: Spring Bee Series Part 2

As part of Earth Day 50 the Darien Land Trust is pleased to present the second in our Bee Series videos! Read more

Darien Land Trust Presents: Spring Bee Series Part 1

As part of Earth Day 50 the Darien Land Trust is pleased to present the first in our Bee Series videos! Read more

Additional News

DLT Washable Tote Bags Are Here to Help!

Made of durable Kraft paper with natural canvas handles, the bags have the look and feel of leather, but are actually made of heavy-duty, washable Kraft paper. Bags can be hand or machine washed and laid flat to dry. Read more

Full Documentary: Keep the Hives Alive

Bees and other pollinators are declining at an alarming rate and an overwhelming number of scientific studies link these population declines to pesticide use. Learn more by watching their documentary on the topic. Read more

Darien Community Fund Recognizes Michael Sgroe as Darien Land Trust Volunteer of the Year

Each year the Darien Community Fund recognizes one volunteer from each Darien charity. This year’s Darien Land Trust community volunteer is Michael Sgore. Read more

Native Plant Series

Native Gardening Series Part I: What IS a Native Plant?

We are excited to be starting a new Native Gardening Video Series with Tom Barry, Grounds Manager at Green Farms Academy and Adjunct Instructor at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury. Read more

Native Gardening Series Part II: How Much Work Is It?

We are pleased to present Part II of our Native Gardening Series: How Much Work Is It? Read more

Native Gardening Series Part III: How To Get Started

We are pleased to present Part III of our Native Gardening Series: How To Get Started. Read more

Native Gardening Series Part IV: Lawn Care

We are pleased to present Part IV of our Native Gardening Series: Lawn Care. Read more

Native Gardening Series Part V: Vegetable Gardens

We are pleased to present Part V of our Native Gardening Series: Vegetable Gardens. Read more