East Haddam Land Trust History
Learn how East Haddam Land Trust came to be. In our 40 years of existence, we collaborated with the Town of East Haddam, other local land trusts, and regional, state, and national conservation groups to protect some of East Haddam’s beautiful woodlands and waterways, and preserve some of the Town’s historic sites.
Since 1979, when our founders commenced this journey, East Haddam Land Trust has worked with membership donations, land donations, hours and hours of volunteer labor, and regional, state and federal grants to preserve and protect land in perpetuity for the public interest.
This mini-documentary honors:
our founders - Anita Ballek, Alan Birmingham, Martha Tonucci, Stephen Gephard, Richard H. Goodwin, Art Merrow, Judith L. Nicholas, Peggy Wilson, and Frank Wolcott.
the many individuals who volunteered as Board members and officers.
the volunteers who help maintain our preserves and help with events and programs.
those who so generously donated, or placed conservation easements on, their beloved land for the benefit of future generations of people and wildlife.
and, importantly, our members and donors who continue to allow East Haddam Land Trust to carry out its mission.
With your help - our current members, donors, and volunteers, this journey will continue