East Haddam Land Trust preserves and protects land in perpetuity for the public interest.
What we do.
East Haddam Land Trust:
- Preserves land and waterways that enhance the local human and wildlife communities;
- Protects and acquires parcels that add to existing preserved open space and or/protects vital natural areas;
- Stewards existing preserves to protect flora, fauna, and wetlands;
- Raises funds, encourages membership, and maintains a healthy financial status to support land acquisition and stewardship;
- Engages members and the public in activities that increase appreciation and understanding of the region's natural spaces and wildlife;
- Collaborates with regional conservation groups to encourage and support regional conservation goals.
East Haddam Land Trust is a volunteer, non-profit, member-based corporation that incorporated in 1979. We are one of the region's very first land trusts, founded by a group of East Haddam residents who cared about preserving the town's natural resources. Many EHLT founders remain active in land trust activities and help nurture relationships with local landowners interested in maintaining and protecting land in a natural state. Members mostly come from East Haddam but also include people from neighboring towns, far-flung locations around the country, and former- or non-residents who feel a bond with East Haddam and EHLT's mission.