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 27 parcels of land, about 89 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

Newspaper Correction to Photographs:  We know, it’s really a Great Egret.  Happily, we can find both at our shorelines.

 

What Is Going On With Norwalk Land Trust

Spring Clean Ups are coming.  To celebrate Earth Day, help clean up our two beautiful, open -to-the-public properties – Farm Creek Preserve, in conjunction with the Rowayton Historical Society, Rowayton Civic Association (34 Sammis Street) and at our White Barn Property in the Cranbury section of Norwalk (78 Cranbury Road).  Saturday, April 23.  10 am to Noon.  Bring gloves!

 

EDUCATION PROGRAM GEARING UP

We are looking for a few great guides!!! If you are interested in becoming a field guide for our 4th graders, we are happy to train you.    Every school in Norwalk will be participating.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Spring is our annual membership season.  Won’t you join us in preserving open space in Norwalk?

What Is A Land Trust?

The term Land Trust is not always understood.  Click here for a long definition….but if you don’t click there,  here is a short one:  “Think of us as a local version of The Nature Conservancy.”  Peggy Holton, VP, Norwalk Land Trust