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

What Is Going On With Norwalk Land Trust

 

 

Our successful Annual Meeting on January 11th featured Peter Reid of Wildlife in Crisis.

Each year more than 5,000 ‘patients’ are helped by the Weston non-profit.  Sharing the common goal of land conservation, land trusts are natural partners with wildlife rehabilitation centers such as Wildlife in Crisis.

A spirited Question and Answer session revealed how important residents feel about having such a resource to call upon.

 

 

 

Middle February:  We will be moving into the newly renovated old farmhouse at Fodor Farm.

 

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