Helping Out
Trail Maintenance volunteers from CT Northeast Mountain Bike Association and ALT
Trail Maintenance volunteers from CT Northeast Mountain Bike Association and ALT

You can become a member and join us in our efforts to preserve Open Space, the natural legacy of each of our four towns.


You can help maintain our properties, research potential gifts, publicize our efforts, or just walk and enjoy our properties. All kinds of talents are needed. Click here to reach our contact form, and tell us in the "comments" section about the kind of activities that interest you. To see some volunteer highlights, click here

 Blueberry Pruners:

These volunteers prune the old and dead wood from our 800 bushes annually. This encourages new growth and keeps the bushes healthy. We usually have one or two pruning sessions in the early spring March or April depending on the winter season. Pruners get first dibs on picking the ripe blueberries in the summer!

Invasive Species Volunteers:
Volunteers are alerted to a plant foreign to a preserve that is trying to take it over and as a team, tackle removing it. Past projects included garlic mustard and barberry, strangler vines and exotic wisteria.

Trail Stewards at 2013 Meeting
ALT Trail Stewards at their Annual Meeting

Trail Maintenance Volunteers:
Volunteers repair trails within preserves in an organized manner, led by the preserve Trail Steward or in some cases, a trained trail expert. Projects include re-routing damaged trails, boardwalk building, and erosion repair. 

After volunteering for a particular interest, you will be contacted by email whenever a project is taking place. If you are able to join the team on the day of the  project, please respond accordingly, directions will be sent to confirm your participation.

The Land Trust has several committees that are open to the public.  For example, if you would like to help with the Marketing and Communication programs, please let us know by filling out the volunteer form

We accept donations that will preserve the rural character of our towns, provide passive recreation opportunities or preserve wildlife habitat. The Land Trust will proved stewardship and management of all gifts.  See Donating Land to learn more.

Each year the membership and public are invited to contribute toward the maintenance and upkeep of our many properties. This work is carried out under the direction of the Land Trust. Both small and large contributions are welcome.

YES. The Aspetuck Land Trust is a publicly supported charitable organization exempt from taxation under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts of money securities and land are all tax deductible as prescribed by law. Please contact the Aspetuck Land Trust and your attorney regarding major contributions.