News & Events
Darien Land Trust: Saving Space in Darien by Darien Neighbors
The Darien Land Trust was featured in the April 2022 issue of Darien Neighbors magazine. Download the full article here!
Sound Watch: Family Donates Land, Leaves Legacy
Once in a generation, a legacy is left by a family who made an historical imprint for many
generations and had the vision to preserve their land by giving it back to the community. Read the full article here!
Walk Your Land Trust Series (Outing #1 – New Canaan)
Land trusts from Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, and Stamford have teamed up to bring you the first-ever Discover Your Land Trust series. For four months, beginning in March 2022, each land trust will host an outing to introduce visitors to their preserves. We look forward to learning from each other, exploring our region’s open space, and making new connections.
Find the hidden beauty preserved by your local land trusts. This spring, explore a new landscape. Hike woodland trails where native birds of prey soar. Walk past a wildflower meadow rich in native species. Follow a winding path to a tidal estuary, where the river meets the ocean.
Registration is required.
Walk #1: Tuesday, March 15 at 12pm, at New Canaan Land Trust’s Still Pond Preserve
Walk #2: Friday, April 29 (time TBD), at the Norwalk Land Trust’s Farm Creek Preserve. Theme: forest bathing
Walk #3: Saturday, May 7 (time TBD), at the Stamford Land Trust’s Altschul Preserve. Theme: mushroom foraging
Walk #4: Saturday, June 18 at 10am, at the Darien Land Trust’s Dunlap Woods
Registration for future walks will open approximately one month prior to each walk.
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
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:
Refreshments and cocktails will be available after the meeting.
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 darienlibrary.org/events
65th Anniversary Farm to Table Dinner
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 live music.
A locally sourced, creative New England menu will be served under twinkling lights at long tables in Waterbury Field.
Please purchase tickets using the registration form below.
Thank you to all of our Corporate Sponsors for your generous support of this event.
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 advancements that have been taking place to ensure the world’s population has access to clean water and safe sanitation services and the environment is protected.
Narrated by actor Liam Neeson, “Brave Blue World” features scientists, engineers and activists from around the world, including actor Matt Damon, co-founder of global non-profit Water.org, and actor and musician Jaden Smith, co-founder of non-profit 501(c)(3). Please register here
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!
Meadow Day RSVP
P.O. Box 1074, Darien CT 06820