Welcome to the Norwalk Land Trust website. We acquire land and preserve it in its natural state for the benefit of Norwalk, CT residents, now and forever. We currently steward or take care of 28 parcels of land, about 90 acres.
Preserving land provides many benefits for everyone:
- Homes for wildlife
- Natural water filtration – cleaner air, cleaner water, erosion mitigation
- Native plant growth and food creation for wildlife- birds, butterflies, bees
- A place to learn about nature – outdoor classroom for youngsters, a walk in the woods for adults
- Tree diversity – moderates climate, reduces water runoff, converts pollutants
What Is Going On With Norwalk Land Trust
A new 1.2 acre parcel of land has been added to the land trust’s inventory. Located on Wood Acre Road, final plantings are in place, wildflowers are blooming and over the next year the ‘construction’ look of it will fade away.
Our Farm Creek Preserve, home to our successful 4th grade education program, is undergoing a massive tree and shrub cut back. In our wildflower meadow, hundreds of milkweed and other wild flowers are blooming. Volunteers help manage this site every Friday morning during the summer.
Discovery Day at Farm Creek is scheduled for Saturday, September 24th – fun and educational for all ages. Details to follow.
Osprey get a new home thanks to neighbors and Eversource. http://www.thehour.com/news/article/Norwalk-woman-is-mother-of-the-osprey-9001182.php
What Is A Land Trust?
The term Land Trust is not always understood. Click here for a long definition….but here is a short one: “Think of us as a local version of The Nature Conservancy.” Peggy Holton, VP, Norwalk Land Trust