Mission

The Norwalk Land Trust seeks to balance nature and development by acquiring land and preserving it in its natural state for the benefit of Norwalk residents and future generations.

We currently steward 28 parcels of open space, owning 65 acres and holding 25 acres via conservation easement.

Goals

  • Increase open space in Norwalk through gifts, conservation easements, and purchase
  • Take care of our properties
  • Promote understanding of the benefits of protected areas through environmental education
  • Advise landowners regarding the techniques and benefits of land preservation

Governance

Since 1973 the Norwalk Land Trust has been governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors, who meet monthly. An Advisory Board made up of former board members and some elected officials at the state and local level assists the Board where appropriate.

Audited financial reports are available upon request; and the organization is a federally recognized 501 © (3) public charity. (FIN: 23-7309817)

We rely on membership donations and grants and currently have more than 400 members. Please join us.

Current Programs for Norwalk Land Trust

  • Outdoor Classroom for all Norwalk fourth grade students
  • Creation of native plant gardens and landscapes
  • Free distribution of milkweed seeds in the fall
  • Internships for people interested in the plant and animal life of our area
  • Trail building and maintaining
  • Environmental Lecture Series

Green Partners

There are many places to get information; and we are one of thousands of organizations involved with land preservation and environmental protection. Here are some places you may wish to visit on the web.