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

“Trails Discovery Day” on Sunday, September 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join us for our 3rd biennial Trails Discovery Day on Sunday, September 11th, from 11am to 3pm in Dunlap/Selleck's Woods. Enjoy a nature scavenger hunt and get involved with the hand-on animal wildlife. We will have music and a great food truck to provide fun for the whole family.


DLT’s Farm-to-Table Event: Friday, August 26 at 6 pm

The Darien Land Trust will host the 2016 Farm To Table dinner on Friday, August 26th, with food provided by The Schoolhouse At Cannondale music provided by The Free Range Drifters. Cocktails are at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. in Waterbury Field with parking at Wee Burn Country Club. Reservations are required.