Aspetuck Land Trust can't operate without generous donations from people like you. Contributions from individuals make up approximately 70% of our annual budget of $240,000. We're proud that most of our support comes from people like you who care about your local environment. Thank you!
Your Support Preserves Local Open Space
- In 2016 we preserved a 1 acre building lot across from Southport Beach that was threatened by development.
- In 2015 we preserved 15 acres adjacent to our 86-acre Honey Hill Preserve as part of our plans to protect a forest block in this area.
- In 2014, ALT preserved 6 acres in Weston, protecting this land from future development forever.
- In 2013, ALT helped to create Southport Park, a new 10-acre park in downtown Southport.
- In 2011, ALT preserved the 34-acre Randall's Farm property in Easton.
Southport Beach and 1400 Pequot Avenue
Reason #2: Your Support Protects Endangered Species
Eastern Newt in a Vernal Pool
- We conduct Conservation & Forest Management Plans on our properties to better understand and protect sensitive plant and animal habitats. We are currently improving 40 acres of wildlife habitat.
- ALT conducted a wildlife survey in our 1,009 acre Trout Brook Valley Conservation Area, one of the largest forest blocks in the region and called the Lungs of Fairfield County by Connecticut Audubon Society.
- 17 CT Endangered Species and 80 species of Greatest Conservation Need were discovered, along with 146 bird species!
- Trout Brook Valley contains one of the last great fields on the New England coastline making it a key stopover and breeding ground for migratory birds and raptors.
- ALT is restoring 12 acres of salt marsh in the heart of downtown Westport in the Saugatuck estuary which will make for better views of the marsh and increased plant and animal diversity.
|Click here to see video from our hawk hike in the Trout Brook orchard the last great field on the Northeast Coast.|
Reason #3: Your Support Gets More Children Outdoors
- Children love our Natural Playground at the Leonard Schine Preserve in Westport.
- Hundreds of families have participated in our Short Hikes for Short People. See the Children's Activities section to learn how you can get your kids outside.
|Nature through a child's eyes|
Reason #4: Your Support Creates Local Adventures
- Our 1,009 acre Trout Brook Valley Conservation Area has 20 miles of trails for hikers, x-country skiers, runners, mountain bikers, birders and equestrians.
- ALT educational hikes are a great way to explore the outdoors on our 45 trailed nature preserves.
- We educate the public about important environmental issues through our new Haskins Lecture Series.