Walking Trail Acres
Acres of Woodlands
Acres of Meadows
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.
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
Native Plant Series
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
We are pleased to present Part II of our Native Gardening Series: How Much Work Is It? Read more
We are pleased to present Part III of our Native Gardening Series: How To Get Started. Read more
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