About Us


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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Our Outings and Events

We host a variety of fun outings and informative events.  Sign up for our email notices. 
Check out our fun event photos from Instagram below!


"Last Sunday" Hikes and Canoe/Kayak Paddles

Hikes are scheduled the last Sunday of September through June; most are easy to moderate in difficulty.  In July and August, we schedule "Last Sunday" Canoe/Kayak outings. 


Stewardship Work Parties

Our Stewardship Work Parties generally occur the third Saturday of the month from September through June - to help with trail and preserve boundary maintenance. Consider becoming a Preserve steward/monitor to keep an eye on a Preserve, check for boundary issues and, when necessary, complete light trail maintenance.


Swim at Anita's

Every Monday and Thursday, from 1:30 to 3:00, in the heated indoor swimming pool at Anita Ballek's home.  A donation to the EHLT is collected at the door and is most appreciated.


Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting occurs in January and reviews the activities of the land trust, elects new board members, conducts other official business, and features interesting speakers and programs.  


Special Events

These events vary from year to year; most are open to the public, some are members-only.  We announce all events through email and some specific events, such as the annual meeting, by mail.

Upcoming Outings & Events

Annual Meeting and Presentation, "What is Killing our Trees?"

January 17, 2020, 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Join us to learn what your land trust accomplished in 2019 and, after a short business meeting, to hear Tom Worthley, UConn Extension Educator on Forest Sustainability, discuss what is killing our trees.

A basket raffle will support the Anita Ballek/East Haddam Land Trust Scholarship Fund. Light refreshments and goodies will be served, and Land Trust gear will be available for purchase.

Preserve Work-Postponed

January 18, 9:00 am to noon

1/18  work is postponed. Watch here and on our Facebook page for updates.

Stewardship work is scheduled on the third Saturday of each month from September through June to keep trails open and perform other maintenance that keeps our preserve trails open. The next scheduled work date is February 15, 9:00 am to noon.

Sunday Hike

January 26, 2020, 1-3 pm

Location to be determined.

We hike one of the region's preserves or parks on the last Sunday of each month from September through June (except December). Watch here and on our Facebook page the location of upcoming hikes.