East Haddam Land Trust preserves and protects land in perpetuity for the public benefit.
"The trust has done a wonderful job preserving not only the land in East Haddam and Moodus, but also our industrial heritage."
- Peter Marteka, The Hartford Courant, 12/3/16
Join our efforts, click the Donate or Get Involved tab to the left.
Click the highlighted links for info on the 3/25/17 Stewardship and the 3/26/17 "Last Sunday" Hike.
5/13/17 RiverQuest Cruise,
on Mother's Day Eve.
Click the link for more information.
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Help us locate and measure our region's Big Trees. Anyone can help - students, school classes, families, or individual tree-huggers.
Many thanks to the 80 people who came to our annual meeting, January 20, 2017. We learned a lot about MkHai, an American Kestrel and other birds of prey from A Place Called Hope. See more photos here and follow this to see videos of some of the birds.
Photo credit: Ralph Chappell
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.