Since the Norwalk Land Trust was founded in 1973, 28 properties (90 acres) throughout Norwalk have come under Norwalk Land Trust stewardship.
This MAP of Norwalk highlights our properties.
FARM CREEK NATURE PRESERVE Consisting of 4 properties accumulated over many years (the Langdon Property, the Schoendorf Preserve, the Hart Peninsula, and the Kulze Property) it totals 16 acres. Trails, open marsh vistas and native meadows. Farm Creek Preserve is used for our Educational Program. Open dawn to dusk. Read of its history and environmental importance here.
The Stone Barn at Farm Creek Preserve was built in 1907 and currently houses educational exhibits and stewardship equipment.
WHITE BARN PRESERVE This open space in the Cranbury section of Norwalk on Newtown Avenue was secured in 2008. The late Broadway actress/producer Lucille Lortel’s historic White Barn Theatre property was purchased and a 5.5 acres section was protected under conservation easements held by Norwalk Land Trust, the City of Norwalk, and CT Dept. of Environmental Protection.
HOYT ISLAND Three acres, at the mouth of Village Creek in South Norwalk, donated in 1979 by Countess Elinor Czapski for protection as a bird sanctuary/nature preserve. We are fundraising to clean up contaminants found there.
YOST STREET Given by Ruth Hughes and Frank Scallon in 1977, and enhanced by Ruth’s son, John, in 1991, the 3-acre marsh property is a major contributor to Norwalk’s substantial wild bird population and to improved Long Island Sound water quality.
WOOD ACRE Our newest easement is on Wood Acre Road adjacent to the BrightView Senior Living. An acre and a half has been seeded with wildflowers and for the Summer of 2016 had a wonderful display of color and food, for bees and birds.