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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The Chester Land Trust

The Chester Land Trust received two open space land parcel donations this fall

The first parcel was donated by Vic and Pat Greco, consisting of an approximate one-half acre sized parcel, located on the north side at the top of Lakeview Avenue. A second parcel, also approximately one-half acre in size was donated by Eli and Racheal. This second parcel is directly opposite the Greco donation, located on the south side of Lakeview Avenue. These two parcels consist of partial wetlands and upland hardwoods, and serve an important purpose in the protection of a significant watercourse leading to Burr Brook, which feeds the Pattaconk Brook. This area is a significant wildlife natural corridor which supports a vast variety of animals, birds, and amphibians which regularly use these two parcels. Chester Land Trust is indebted to the owners of these lands whose donation is the true spirt of Conservation preserves open space in Chester for future generations.

• 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

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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

​Lakeview Avenue Preserve

"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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