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The Chester Land Trust

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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

​Scroll down for Latest News on removing Japanese Knotweed.

"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

Preserving Open Spaces

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.

Since 2022, the Chester Land Trust has been working to remove the non-native invasive plant species, japanese knotweed from the Carine Preserve (6.5 acers) located at 30 Water St. The results are impressive as illustrated by this poster which is on display at the kiosk at the Preserve. 


Chester, Connecticut

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• 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.
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Progress being made to remove Japanese Knotweed

​​​​​​2024 CLT Properties

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

​Lakeview Avenue Preserve
​The Old Tannery Preserve
Melillo Preserve

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