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East Haddam Land Trust preserves and protects land in perpetuity for the public benefit.  Since 1979, your donations have helped East Haddam Land Trust, a volunteer, non-profit land conservation corporation, preserve unique woodlands, fields, lakes, rivers and open spaces for the public benefit. East Haddam Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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December 22, 2017


January 19, 2018

6:30pm - 9:00pm


East Haddam Senior Center

Great Hillwood Rd.


EHLT's Annual Meeting and Presentation Friday, 1/19/18 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, features a presentation about Native Plants for East Haddam Homescapes. Kathy Connolly, a landscap...

December 22, 2017


January 1, 2018



Machimoodus State Park

Make EHLT's Annual New Year's Day Hike the first event marked on your 2018 calendar.

The hike runs from 1-3 pm at Machimoodus State Park.

This hike, now a 15+ year tradition, is a great way to walk out any cobwebs...

December 22, 2017

Clean water.

Water-life survives in clean streams and vernal pools such as these at Chapman Pond Preserve.

Preserved open space helps protect habitats of stream-dwelling shiners, vernal pool dwelling tadpoles, and other water-life.

To give you access to natural areas....

December 21, 2017

Entries accepted from 1/1/18 through 2/28/18.

Amateur photographers sought for the Land Trusts Photo Contest. Photos taken in the towns of East Haddam, Essex, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Salem of landscapes/waterscapes, plants, wildlife, cultural/historic subjects...

May 29, 2017

Hikers identified many birds and wildflowers during EHLT's Woodswalk hike at Machimoodus State Park on May 28, 2017.

The most dramatic of the wildflowers was this Pink Lady's Slipper (Cypridedium acaule). Also spotted were the dainty blue blooms of Blue Toadflax, Easter...

February 23, 2017

We love trees for all they do to clean our air, stabilize our soil, shelter our wildlife, feed our insects, shade our landscape, and soothe our souls. Amazingly, despite all the ways people alter the environment where we expect trees to grow, many trees mature into siz...