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

Darien Land Trust 65th Anniversary: History in Images

News

2021 Annual Appeal

The 2021 Annual Appeal and Annual Review announcement mailer has been sent via town mail. You can also download it. If you would like to contribute to the appeal online please use our donation form.

2021 Annual Meeting

Please join us for our 2021 Annual Meeting Sunday, November 14, 5:00pm at Wee Burn Country Club 410 Hollow Tree Ridge Road The DLT Board looks forward to providing our Annual Review and presenting the following new candidates for our Board of Trustees:  Heather...

Book Group: Under A White Sky

Join Darien Library Director Kiera Parrott in a discussion about Elizabeth Kolbert's highly-anticipated new book! This review of Under A White Sky takes place on Thursday, October 28th, from 7 to 8 PM at the Darien Nature Center. Register online at...

Join us for a Screening of Brave Blue World

  Please join us and the Darien Library for a film screening of "Brave Blue World". "Brave Blue World" explores the technologies and innovations that have the potential to solve the world’s water crisis. The film highlights scientific and technological...

Fall Bee Series Part II

Wrapping up on our 2020 Bee Series, Beth and Peet speak about the importance of keeping bees and their vital role in our ecosystem, while rewarding us with a delicious treat at the end!   

65th Anniversary Interview Series

Dunlap Compass with Chris Filmer and Beth Harmon

Overview from the Presidents – John O’Brien and Erika Morris

Mather Meadow Interview with Terrie Wood and Jay Shutts

Dunlap Bridge with Chris Filmer and Beth Harmon

Olson Fish Story with Dan Frelinghuysen

Waterbury Field Interview with Shirley Nichols and Tom Spellane

Dunlap Woods Interview with Chris Filmer and Beth Harmon

Cherry Lawn Interview with Ed Cosden and Nina Miller

Olson Woods With Den Frelinghuysen and Linda Ferguson

Brendan’s Overview with Flip Huffard and Robert Arrix