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Tick Warning for Hikers

Tick Warning for Hikers We wanted to let you know that a large numbers of ticks, the parasites that carry Lyme disease, are expected to emerge in New England in the coming weeks. Read this article about a new tick disease in the 5/1/16 edition of the Weston Forum. Abundant snow over ...

ALT Annual Meeting - June 11, 2014

ALT Annual Meeting  - June 11, 2014ASPETUCK LAND TRUST 2014 ANNUAL MEETING SET FOR JUNE 11 AN EVENING OF STORYTELLING PLANNED The Aspetuck Land Trust 2014 Annual Meeting set for Wednesday June 11 from 7 to 9 pm at the Pequot Library in Southport will feature an evening of storytelling titled “Looking Back-Looking Ahead: How We’re ...

ALT Fall Newsletter

Find out what the ALT has been up to!  Click here to read our Fall 2013 Newsletter.    

Charitable IRA Rollover Gifts

Charitable IRA Rollover Gifts  Support the Aspetuck Land Trust with a Charitable IRA Rollover Gift by December 31, 2013 When Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) on New Year's Day, a special benefit was included. The Charitable IRA Rollover was extended for certain charitable distributions made for 2013. ...

ALT Art Benefit Exhibition

ALT Art Benefit Exhibition ALT Art Benefit Exhibition Set For November 8 - 30, 2013 Aspetuck Land Trust Members Private Preview:   Friday,  November 8th,  5-6 pm Followed by a Reception open to all:   Friday,  November 8th,  6-8 pm At the Weston Public Library, Community Room, 56 Norfield Road, Weston, CT ...

Bear Information

Bear Information BLACK BEAR Ursus americanus   Background Information Black bears are impressive animals. Even a long-distance glimpse of one foraging in a woodland is an unforgettable experience for most outdoor enthusiasts. However, glimpsing a bear in Connecticut was once unlikely because bears were extirpated from the state by the mid-1800s. ...

Bill McKibben @ Pequot

When: August 9, 2013 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Pequot Library
720 Pequot Ave., Southport

Author & Environmental Activist Bill McKibben kicked-off our new environmental lecture series in honor of Westport scientists Caryl & Edna Haskins who donated their estate on Green Acre Lane to Aspetuck Land Trust.  Two-hundred land trust members packed the historic Pequot Library to hear Bill McKibben talk about global climate change.   Our members enjoyed some appetizers by Cris Negrin of In Good Taste Catering and wine and local Two Roads Beer from Mo's Wine & Spirits. 

Bill McKibben encouraged members to do more as conserving land is not enough. To learn more about Bill McKibben and his organization, visit  For more information about the Haskins and the beautiful preserve in Westport, click here.

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Annual Meeting June 12th

When: June 12, 2013 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Pequot Library,
720 Pequot Ave.
Southport, Conn.

Anthony Zemba at Earth Day Hike

Thank you to everyone who made Aspetuck Land Trust's Annual Meeting a great success.  Conservation Biologist Anthony Zemba from the Connecticut Audubon Society presented some amazing information about the Trout Brook Valley Conservation Area wildlife study completed in 2012.   In addition, the membership approve a slate of directors - Class of 2017 which consists of:  Nancy Moon (Fairfield), Dick Ritzel (Easton), Jacquie Littlejohn (At-Large), Tom Johnson (Weston), and Heather Williams (Westport).  Thanks to the Pequot library for hosting and to Anthony for a great presentation.


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Westport Salt Marsh Restoration

Westport Salt Marsh RestorationFACTSHEET   Saugatuck River Wildlife Restoration Project         Invasive Phragmites australis //     previous play pause next stop mute unmute max volume           Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update ...

Guidance for Dog Walkers

Guidance for Dog Walkers Guidance for Dog Walkers  Dogs are allowed on all of our properties on-leash. Dogs are allowed off-leash, maximum 2 dogs per handler, on all of our 45 trailed nature preserves with the exception of three preserves: Trout Brook Valley (please see note below), the Newman Poses preserve in Westport, and ...

Local News on TBV Policy

Newstimes Article from Friday, January 4, 2013 IF DOGS RUN FREE If dogs run free, what does that do to salamanders?  That's the hard question the Aspetuck Land Trust has had to ask itself this year when it came to letting people and their dogs use the 1,009-acre ...

New Trout Brook Valley Policies

New Trout Brook Valley PoliciesASPETUCK LAND TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW POLICIES AT TROUT BROOK VALLEY CONSERVATION AREA FOLLOWING CONSERVATION STUDY BY CONNECTICUT AUDUBON SOCIETY WESTON, CT. Jan. 2, 2013 --- After a 12-month conservation and management study of its popular 1,009 acre Trout Brook Valley Conservation Area, Aspetuck Land Trust today announced new trail ...

Fall Newsletter

We're happy to share some Wildlife Survey findings with you and highlight our hikes and wonderful volunteers! Click here to read our Fall Newsletter.

Exploring with Kids

Preserve Exploration with Kids

Follow a family on an exploration of the Land Trust's most family friendly preserves! Join Sara, her husband and son Avery as they report on their journeys through many of our preserves...

Children's Natural Playground

Natural Playground at Schine Preserve

Aspetuck Land Trust has built the areas first hands-on natural playground at our Leonard Schine Arboretum in Westport! Officially open on June 12th, 2010 the playground, designed for children ages 3-7 and built with natural materials found on the preserve...

New Children's Hikes

Please join us for one of the upcoming hikes listed below.  (To view both past and present hikes click here).  We look forward to seeing you on the trails!

Randall's Farm Preserve Opens

The Land Trust has developed a series of hikes for children ages 4-10 to provide great family experiences in nature. These hikes will help introduce parents and their children to our preserves and provide an opportunity for guided play...

What Your Donation Supports

Reason #1 You believe in land conservation and open space.  Last year, we saved 73 acres in Easton and Westport.  The Newman Poses preserve in Westport and the Randall's Farm preserve in Easton are great additions to our 42 other trailed nature preserves on over 1,700 acres ...

Trout Brook Valley Wildlife Survey

We conducted a wildlife survey and forest management plan at Trout Brook Valley to better understand the flora and fauna that exists there.  A survey of wildlife had never been conducted within the 1,009 acre preserve and helped us to better understand how to manage the property for ...