Darien family donates an acre with oaks, maples for conservation: ‘a whole ecosystem in itself’

Originally published February 20, 2023

In the spirit of environmental conservation, a local family has donated an acre of land to be preserved. Richard and Kim Alexander gifted 1.2 acres of land from their property on Stephanie Lane to the Darien Land Trust. The transaction closed in late December. Read more

After moving from South Africa, this Darien man spent decades working to preserve land in CT

Originally published November 25, 2022

After decades of creating and protecting Darien’s natural landscape, former Darien Land Trust president and retiring trustee Chris Filmer gets his own “I Spy Corner” in land he helped preserve. Read more

Family Donates Land, Leaves a Legacy

Originally published April 2022

DURING THE LAST WEEK OF DECEMBER 2021, the McPherson family transferred property to the Darien Land Trust and Mather Homestead Foundation, a donation of land that completes the family’s vision to preserve their home, Mather Homestead, a National Historic Landmark at 19 Stephen Mather Rd., and more than 16 acres of meadows and woods that surround it on both sides of Stephen Mather and Brookside roads. Read more

The Darien Land Trust: Saving Space in Darien

Originally published April 2022

The people of the Darien Land Trust (DLT)—the members, volunteers, trustees and donors— work hard to safeguard our remaining open tracts, as they take their turn at a wheel bequeathed to them by the visionary Darienites who started this worthy effort 65 years ago. Read more