East Haddam Land Trust preserves and protects land in perpetuity for the public benefit.
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THANK YOU to all who attended our 8/29/16 Musical Bridges Concert, 8/29/16.
Your donations raised about $6000 for our Stewardship Fund!
A scene from 2016:
Eagles, herons, ospreys and native blooms highlighted our Chapman Pond paddle on 7/31/16. See more under Paddling Chapman Pond.
Progress at Golet Farm Preserve: parking area fence is nearly complete, roadside edge is cleared, and new exit is open, most trails are cleared and marked, and the preserve sign is installed.
A few more items need to be complete to get Golet Farm Preserve ready for public use.
EHLT counts on volunteers for preserve maintenance.
Call 860-484-3458 to help.
Why protect our land and waterways?
Waterlife survives in clean streams and vernal pools such as these at Chapman Pond Preserve.
Preserved open space helps protect habitats of stream-dwelling shiners (upper photo), vernal pool dwelling tadpoles (lower photo), and other waterlife.
To give you access to natural areas.
EHLT partners with municipal and state government, and other conservation groups to preserve open spaces for all to enjoy.
This footbridge over the Eightmile River in East Haddam's Chapal Farm Open Space, built mostly through EHLT volunteer labor, is a perfect example of multi-agency cooperation.
Preserved lands bring value to many aspects of life - exercise and adventure, wildlife observation, education and study, personal rejuvenation, and property values. Read more: "Economic Value of Protected Open Space"
Since 1979, your investments helped East Haddam Land Trust, a volunteer, non-profit land conservation corporation, preserve unique woodlands, fields, lakes, rivers and open spaces.
East Haddam Land Trust preserves land and waterways; protects and acquires parcels that add to existing open space and/or vital natural areas; stewards existing preserves; engages members and the public in activities that increase appreciation and understanding of the region's natural spaces and wildlife; raises funds, encourages membership, and maintains healthy financial status to support land acquisition and stewardship; and collaborates with regional conservation groups to encourage and support regional conservation goals.
Please join our continuing efforts.