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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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

Who We Are

The Essex Savings Bank annually gives their bank customers the opportunity to vote for their favorite non-profit organizations.

Beginning February 1st through February 28th, 2024, customers may vote electronically by visiting or by paper ballots available at the bank drive through lanes.

The Essex Savings Bank’s Community Investment Program donates up to 10% of its after tax net income to many worthy non-profit organizations in the Lower CT River Valley region. The Chester Land Trust has been for years one of the fortunate recipients of these funds. Last year, CLT received $1,092.00 from this program.

CLT needs your vote and your friend’s vote. The more votes the bigger the donation to CLT.

You must have a customer relationship with the bank to vote.

Thank you for your ongoing support of CLT.

• 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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How Land ​is ​Acquired

​​​​​​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

"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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