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The Mission of the Darien Land Trust is to preserve and protect open space in Darien. Preservation of open space benefits our community by adding to quality of life values for the residents of our town, preserving precious natural habitats and the rural character of Darien for future generations.

Darien Land Trust would like to thank our members for their support. Please visit our “Get Involved” page to find out how you can help!


"To sit in the shade on a fine day
and look upon verdure is the most
perfect refreshment"

˜ Jane Austen

  • Upcoming Event "Our Meadows: Alive and Buzzing"

    Upcoming Event "Our Meadows: Alive and Buzzing"We are happy to invite our friends and neighbors to an exciting upcoming event at the Darien Nature Center on Friday, October 17th-6pm-8pm: a stunning exhibit of photos taken by Chris Bosak in Darien Land Trust meadows titled "Our Meadows: Alive and Buzzing".  
  • Visit our summer meadows

    Visit our summer meadowsThe Darien Land Trust manages several meadows and fields throughout Darien, including Mather Meadows, Waterbury Field, Olson Woods, Brendan's Meadow and Goodwives Meadow.  Visit one of these spaces and typically you'll find it buzzing with life, exactly what we like to see (photo credit: Chris Bosak).    
  • 2nd Annual Celebration of the Woods Family Day

    2nd Annual Celebration of the Woods Family DayIn June 2014, DLT hosted a "celebration day" in Dunlap/ Selleck's Woods that engaged people of all ages in education activities that celebrate the beauty of our woods and parklands. On hand were musicians, artists, refreshments and exhibits for topics including birds, butterflies, amphibians, trees, invasive plants and local environmental ...