Preserving and protecting open space in Darien, Connecticut — Forever
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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 Darien 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 habitat at Mather Meadows, Fox Run, and Brendans Meadow.

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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


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

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Annual Meeting 2019

Please join us for our 2019 Annual Meeting, held on Sunday, November 17th at 5p.m., at Wee Burn Country Club.  




Before the Flood

Film Screening & Discussion: “Before the Flood”

 Wednesday, November 13, 2019
 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
 Darien Library, Community Room