Darien Land Trust

Preserving and protecting open space in Darien, Connecticut — Forever

Our Mission

The Darien Land Trust permanently preserves and restores open space, providing the community with environmentally rich habitats, scenic vistas, opportunities for educational experiences and the quiet enjoyment of nature.

The Darien Land Trust now owns or has conservation easements over more than 200 acres in Darien. We have permanently protected diverse natural environments such as wetlands along the Five Mile River, tidal salt marshes at Holly Pond and Scott’s Cove, upland forests in Dunlap Woods,  and meadow habitat at Mather Meadows, Fox Run, and Brendans Meadow.

Darien Land Trust permanently preserves and restores open space.

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Volunteers are vital to the success of the Darien Land Trust, from serving on our board of directors to land protection, habitat restoration, office support, and organization. Whatever your skill, knowledge, or interest, there's a place you can make a difference. Read More

Become a Member

Become a Member

Becoming a Land Trust member is simple. Members can contribute via check or by credit card.

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Darien Land Trust is a 501(c)3 organization — Gifts are tax deductible.

Latest News

Annual Meeting - November 12th At Wee Burn Country Club

Darien Land Trust Annual Meeting, Sunday, November 12, 5 p.m. at Wee Burn Country Club

Please join fellow Land Trust members on Sunday, November 12 at 5 p.m. for the Darien Land Trust's Annual Meeting at the Wee Burn Country Club.

The theme of the meeting will be Conserving Land for People in a Changing Time and a Changing Environment. Kevin Essington, area director for The Trust for Public Land in Southern New England, will be our featured speaker.


The 2017 Farm to Table Dinner

The Darien Land Trust Farm to Table Dinner has sold out for the third straight year. Thank you to all our supporters — we look forward to seeing you at Waterbury Field on Saturday night. Please remember to park at Wee Burn Country Club. (The 2017 Farm to Table Dinner is Saturday, August 26th, at Waterbury Field. Cocktails are served at 6:00 p.m. and the al fresco dinner begins at 7:00 p.m.)