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for the purpose of enjoying our natural resources, open spaces
and unique environment for present and future generations.
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The Chester Land Trust
Who We Are
• Mission Statement •
The Chester Land Trust is a volunteer non-profit organization established in 1987. Currently, the Land Trust has 87 gifted or donated preserve acres and an additional 6.7 purchased acres which is the Motley preserve.
How Land is Acquired
Burr Brook Preserve
Duck Pond Preserve
Chester Creek Preserve
Waterhouse Brook Preserve
Constance Baker Motley Preserve
The Pines Easement
Brooks Lane, Liberty Ridge Easement
Bush Conservation Easement
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Chester Land Trust board member volunteers work in partnership with residents and Town officials to identify land that has conservation possibilities, and determine if and how the acquisition of such parcel could benefit both the Town residents and others in the community. ›› more
Earth Day 2021 - Big Chester Cleanup
A HUGE THANK YOU to those of you who were able to help, and participate in todays cleanup. Also Kudos to those on this committee, that helped put this event together!
We had 45 people show up at 9 am to help out!!! We all said WOW!! Cleaning assignment locations were given out, along with water, gloves, maps, yellow vests, and trash bags. And off everyone went. Jenny brought a table and chairs, and a table full of supplies and displays ! Fran put out dozens of oranges safety cones on the streets, along with signs in various locations. We were blessed with great weather and at the end I had driven around and retrieved about 2 1/2 truck loads of trash a total of 41 large garbage bags full of every type of trash imaginable. Along with car parts, tires, rims, shovels, mufflers and even a driveshaft. Hundreds and hundreds of pounds of trash! And more! And should we count the liquor “nips”?? Easily, hundreds and hundreds.
The Chester public works placed a dumpster outside their locked gate for us to put the trash. A team effort by everyone – for a very successful event.
I will be sending out the results this week to various departments, to let the residents know how we made out from their hard work, and to continue to promote the Chester Land Trust and this event.