Darien Land Trust 65th Anniversary
We want to celebrate with you, and throughout our anniversary year we’re offering opportunities and programs to experience our preserved lands, observe our wildlife and learn about protecting nature in Darien. Everyone is invited to follow us online and come join our programs!
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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
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...
The Darien Land Trust invites you to the 2021 Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday, August 28th, at Waterbury Field. Parking is at Wee Burn Country Club, 410 Hollow Tree Ridge Road. Celebrate the DLT’s contribution to the community with cocktails, dinner, and dancing to...
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...
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
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