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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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

News

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

Native Gardening Series Part I: What IS a Native Plant?

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

Native Gardening Series Part II: How Much Work Is It?

We are pleased to present Part II of our Native Gardening Series: How Much Work Is It? Read more

Native Gardening Series Part III: How To Get Started

We are pleased to present Part III of our Native Gardening Series: How To Get Started. Read more

Native Gardening Series Part IV: Lawn Care

We are pleased to present Part IV of our Native Gardening Series: Lawn Care. Read more

Native Gardening Series Part V: Vegetable Gardens

We are pleased to present Part V of our Native Gardening Series: Vegetable Gardens. Read more