How Land ​is ​Acquired

​​​2020 CLT 

Carini Preserve

Scudder Preserve

Burr Brook Preserve

Duck Pond Preserve

Piquet Preserve

Wood Preserve

Chester Creek Preserve

Waterhouse Brook Preserve

Rayner Preserve

Gateway Preserve

Constance Baker Motley Preserve

​The Pines Easement
Brooks Lane, Liberty Ridge Easement
Bush Conservation Easement

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter."
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Rachel Carson

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Latest News

11 July 2020

Freedom Trail Plaque installed
at the Motley Preserve

Preserving Open Spaces

On June 29th, 2020, the plaque was officially installed under the Judge Motley storyboard.  Extensive search for the best natural granite stone was conducted by CLT president Bill Myers and discovered in the nearby woods. A local professional stone mason, Dan LaPlace offered his services free of charge to transport the stone, drill out the stone and set the plaque in place with proper holding anchors.  The Trustees of the Chester Land Trust express their deep appreciation to Dan for his generous donations of his time and skills to install this plaque. 

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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

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On October 6th, 2019, the Constance Baker Motley Preserve located at 100 Cedar Lake Rd was officially inducted in the CT Freedom Trail. During that public ceremony the State Historic Preservation Office presented the Chester Land Trust with a bronze plaque documenting this unique Heritage Site. 

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Protecting irreplaceable forests, farmlands, wetlands and wildlife

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 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.
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