Preserving Land

One of the most important things that Aspetuck Land Trust does is to preserve land.
We want to acknowledge the following individuals who made the decision to preserve their land in perpetuity for the benefit of future generations:

Town of Easton

Ralph D. Paine, Jr., 1976
Pond View and Island Pond Preserves - 11 acres

Trident Engineering & Development, 1979
Gregory Farm Open Space - 3.7acres

Purchased by Aspetuck Land Trust : Warner Anglers Preserve #2, 1991
$17,269 - 0.6acres

Purchased by Aspetuck Land Trust: Warner Anglers Preserve #3,1991
$14,621 - 3.11 acres 

Bernice Finklestone, 1992
Warner Anglers Preserve #1 Finklestone
Conservation Easement - 1 acre

Elinor Poindexter, 1993
Poindexter Preserve - 36 acres

Anonymous, 1994
Crow Hill Preserve-Part of Trout Brook Valley Conservation Area - 162 acres

Anonymous, 1997
Jump Hill Preserve-Part of Trout Brook Valley Conservation Area - 117 acres

Holly Bannister and Doug Newhouse, 1997
Pfeiffer Pond Conservation Easement - 2 acres

Purchased by Aspetuck Land Trust: Trout Brook Valley, 1999
$11.3million - 684 acres

Purchased by Aspetuck Land Trust: Four Corners, 1999
$250,000 - 27.82 acres

Easton Ponds, LLC, 1999
Abbey Lane Fishing Pond - 1.80acres

Charles & Maron Lieb, 2000
Charles and Maron Lieb Open Space Conservation Easement - 20 acres

 Elisa and Roger Piscitelli, 2006
Elise Scherer Piscitelli Preserve - 3.5acres 

Joan DuPont, 2011
Randalls Farm Preserve - 35 acres

Town of Fairfield

H. Thomas Cavanaugh and William C. Keator, 1974
Acorn Lane Upland Preserve - 5 acres 

Sybil H. Harwood, 1975
Harwood Preserve - 15 acres

Roswell F. Barratt, 1981
Sasqua Wildflower Preserve - 0.31 acres

 Edward F and Genevieve Kirik, 1984
Kirik Upland Preserve - 7 acres

 Cal Munson, 1986
Butkus Pond Preserve - 4 acres

 Ruth Berlin, 1987
Berlin Hay Field #14 acres

 Ernest Hillman, Jr. 1988
Ernest Hillman Jr. Preserve - 10 acres

 Mark and Cecile Noel, 1990
Noel Open Space - 5 acres 

Lobdell Family, 1991
Lobdell Calf Pond Preserve - 4 acres

 Philip and Fran Snyder, 1992
Putnam Preserve - 8 acres 

Ruth Berlin, 1992
Berlin Hay Field #22 acres 

Jack Stock and Siblings, 1995
Mitchell B. Stock Wildlife Habitat - 5 acres

 David Sanders And Estate of Theodore Ruderman, 1995
Wellington Drive Open Space - 2 acres 

Cordelia Rudkin, 1995
Cordelia Rudkin Wildlife Habitat - 8 acres 

Katherine Reigel Emory, 1997
Kensie Point Conservation Easement Emory - 6 acres

 Louise H. Benton Wagner Trust, 1998
Kensie Point Conservation Easement Wagner - 11 acres

 Samuel Bell and Martin Greenberg, 1999
Aspetuck River Fishing Access .248 acres 

John Koren, 2000
Southport Harbor Conservation Restriction - .47 acres

 Virginia Sanford, 2002
Virginia Sanford Conservation Restriction - 6 acres 

Kathleen and Bruce Czapla, 2004
Czapla Open Space - 7 acres

 Gibney Patterson, 2004
Gibney Patterson Open Space - 7 acres

 Jean Baldridge Uehlinger, 2013
The Go Between Open Space - 5 acres

 Purchased by ALT: Southport Beach Open Space, 2015
$105,000 - 0.7 acres

Paul and Betsy Shiverick, 2016
Harbor Road, Easement - 0.65 acres

Town of Westport

Purchased by ALT: Leonard Schine Preserve, 1967
$153,387 - 20 acres

 John Codman Sr. & Constance Codman Brooks, 1970
Sherwood Mill Pond Wildlife Refuge - 13.4 acres

 Audrey T. Townsend, 1970
North Woods Nature Preserve - 6.9 acres

 Katharine W. Holmes, 1970
Hemlock Kettle on the Saugatuck - 1.0 acres

 Adelaide N. Baker, 1971
Guard Hill Nature Preserve - 5.7 acres

 Hobart & Mary Van Deusen, 1975
Van Deusen Open Space - 2 acres

 Hortense Wolfson, 1976
Wolfson Streamside Preserve - 2.1 acres

 Eno Foundation, 1976
Eno Marsh Preserve - 14.3 acres

 Martin Greenberg, 1978
Signal Lake Open Space - 8.1 acres

 Susan M. Staib McColl, 1980
McColl Open Space - 0.7 acres

 Joel & Roberta Wise, 1981
Wise Open Space - 2 acres

 The Nature Conservancy, 1984
Walter D. Allen Salt Marsh - 6.1acres

 Purchased by ALT: Addition to Walter D. Allen Salt Marsh Hicks Property, 1989
$40,264 - 6.7 acres

 Charles M & Ilse Cortright Widmer, 1984
Widmer Open Space - 1 acre

 Franc Vitale, 1985
Vitale Open Space - 1 acre

 Larry Weisman, 1986
Peters Gate Open Space - 6.1 acres 

Christian J. Trefz, 1986
Bermuda Salt Marsh - 1 acre

 Jaime & Susan Moreno, 1987
Taylortown Salt Marsh - 3.2 acres

 Sherwood Farms Development Corp, 1988
Talcot Wakeman Wildlife Habitat 17.1 - acres

 Frank Harsche & Mary Bellino, 1988
Harborview Open Space - 1.6 acres

 Gerard Nucera, 1990
Sturges Woods Open Space - 4 acres

 Nature Conservancy, 1990
Canfield Island Marsh - 1.7 acres

 Caroline Lehn Gieges, 1991
Lehn Farm Open Space - 2 acres

 Hillavon Rebay Trust, 1995
Hillavon Rebay Arboretum - 8.6 acres

 Jack Stock and Siblings, 1995
Mitchell B. Stock Wildlife Habitat - 1.1 acres

 Leo Nevas & Leah S. Greenberg, 1998
Nevas Wetland Habitat - 13.8 acres

 Elaine Schanzenbach, Timothy Romano & Gary Jackson, 2001
Mayflower Pkwy Open Space - 1.8 acres

 Estate of Caryl Parker Haskins, 2002
Caryl & Edna Haskins Preserve - 16 acres

 Leo Nevas, 2002
Lees Canal Wetlands Habitat - 5.3 acres

 Leon C. Hirsch, 2003
Hirsch Subdivision Pedestrian Easement - 0.3 acres

 Partnership with Town of Westport, 2010
Newman Poses Preserve - 39 acres 

Town of Weston

Andre Beaumont, Elise Beaumont French, Christopher Plummer, Howard Fromson,
David Strassler, 1968-2015 Assemblage
Honey Hill Nature Preserve - 81 acres

Alice DeLamar, 1969
Stonebridge Waterfowl Preserve - 21.3 acres

 Eva LeGallienne, 1969
LeGallienne Bird Sanctuary - 12.4 acres 

Pauline Taylor, Martin Greenberg, 1975
Taylor Woods Preserve - 22.3 acres 

Brighton Park Development Corp, 1977
Silvermine Marsh Open Space - 8.5 acres

 Martin Greenberg & Samuel Bell, 1978
Messex Open Space - 2.25 acres

 Hans Forland, 1978
Andrews Farm Waterfowl Open Space - 10.3 acres

 Raphael Vogel, 1978
Kettle Creek Park - 1.1 acres

 Norma Minkowitz & Barbara Kokot, 1978
Oakwood Wetland Open Space - 2 acres

 Herbert Gordon & Herbert Fane, 1979
White Oak Open Space - 3.2 acres

 Martin Greenberg & Samuel Bell, 1984/1989, 1991
Bernhard Upland Preserve and Freeborn Walk Trail - 2.5 acres

 Curtis & Norma Benjamin, 1985
Benjamin Wildflower Preserve - 4 acres

 Craig Calhoun, Crosswicks Corp, 1985
Crosswicks Open Space - 0.8 acres

 Marjorie Fischel, 1985
Godfrey Woods Open Space - 11 acres

 Greenfield Planning/CN Builders, 1985
Greenfields II Swamp - 6.3 acres

 Robert E. Fuller, 1985
Pinefields Open Space - 4 acres

 Norman J. Cloutier, 1986
Ledgebrook Swamp - 6 acres

 Olly Mattera Contracting Co., 1986
Nimrod Open Space - 2.3 acres

 Paul & Jeff Tallman, 1986
Buck Hill Swamp - 2 acres

 Stephen Rapaport, 1986-7  
Walter F. Wagner Preserve - 12.6 acres

 Michael Greenberg, 1987
Fritz Reiner Open Space - 3.2 acres

 John Denham, Neil Callaghan, 1987
Jennings Woods Preserve - 10.9 acres

 Walden Pond Association, 1987
Walden Pond Open Space - 1.4 acres

 Old Farm Associates, 1987
Raynor Creek Open Space - 1.8 acres

 Peter Voulgarakis, 1986-7, 1991
Old Easton Swamp - 3.7 acres

 Terraspace Partners, 1988
Beaver Swamp/ Terraspace OpenSpace - 8.7 acres

 Associated Builders, 1988
Laurel Ridge Open Space - 2.6 acres

 Fyber Properties, 1989
Soundview Wildlife Habitat - 6.9 acres

 Charles Niewenhous, 1991
Niewenhous Open Space - 2.9 acres

 Anson Morton, 1991
Lillian Squires Morton Preserve - 3.6 acres

 Singing Oaks Associates, 1991
Singing Oaks Nature Preserve - 18 acres

 Joseph G. Barata, 1991
Barata Easement

 Basil D. Rissolo Inc., 1992
Hackberry Wetland Habitat - 2 acres

 Charles Niewenhouse, 1992
Niewenhouse Wetland Habitat - 2.6 acres

 Robert & Betty Foreman, 1992
Foreman Open Space - 6.1 acres

 M.H. Builders, 1993
Heine Wetland Habitat - 0.9 acres

 Joseph Gjuresko, 1993
Gjuresko Wetland Habitat - 4 acres

 Mr. & Mrs. John Ebbott, 1993
Ebbott Open Space -  3.6 acres

 Pequot Development Corp., 1994
Tall Pines Nature Preserve - 11.4 acres

 Greenfield Planning Group, Leon Schonberg, 1995
Winthrop Hills Open Space - 2.7 acres

 Purchased by Aspetuck Land Trust, 1995
Thorne Wildlife Habitat, - 2.9 acres
$195,000

 Shilepsky Family, 1995
Nathan and Julia Shilepsky Open Space - 4.1 acres

 Richard & Joyce Pauker, Thomas St.Denis, 1997
Byebrook Open Space - 8.1 acres

 Holly Bannister & Doug Newhouse, 1999
Pfeiffer Pond Conservation Restriction - 5.9 acres

 Town of Weston, 1999
Trout Brook Valley Bradley Road Access Easement - 44.5 acres

 Kenneth & Susan Von Kohorn, 2001
Beaver Brook Open Space - 1.8 acres

 Estate of Elisabeth Moore, 2002
Elisabeth Luce Moore Nature Preserve - 28 acres

 Hope Evangelical Free Church, 2012
Hope Church Open Space - 1 acre

 Howard Aibel, 2014
Aibel Open Space - 6 acres

 Purchased by Aspetuck Land Trust, 2015
Mola Open Space - 15.5 acres
$100,000

 Town of Bridgeport

Purchased by Aspetuck Land Trust, 2005
Great Salt Marsh Island- 7 acres
$22,500

Town of Redding

Diane Jennings Mayo, 2006
Jennings Nature Preserve - 52 acres

Jerrold and Sally Fine, 2016
Fine Open Space 13.7 - acres

 

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.  -- John Muir