Darien Land Trust is celebrating 65 years of preserving natural land in Darien. With its membership of 450-550 residents of the Town of Darien and its board of 22 committed trustees, the Darien Land Trust is proud of its efforts to protect 220 acres of meadows, woodland, wetlands and marshland, and other green spaces in Darien.
Darien Land Trust provides the residents of Darien with places to unwind and experience the beauty of nature during these uncertain times. Walking trails at Cherry Lawn, Olson Woods and Dunlap Woods give residents places to hike and explore along streams, ponds, and lakes where they may encounter swans and herons as well as birds of prey.
As part of their 65th anniversary celebration, Darien Land Trust is hosting a series of challenges starting May 1st and running through November 1st. These challenges will be announced on social media, EBlast and DLT website, so stay tuned.
Darien Land Trust encourages you to get involved with their cause and with other conservation organizations in the area. Not only is green space nice for its scenic value, it is also necessary to preserve the environment, increase the number of pollinators in the area, and protect the habitats of native birds and animals. Become a member of Darien Land Trust by making a donation of $50 or more, and you will receive updates on the many socially distanced walks, hikes, and events that they are hosting.
Visit their website to access maps of the properties open to hiking, birding or fishing or call (203)655-4148 to learn more about how to get involved.