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
3rd Annual Town of Chester Clean Up Day
The Chester Land Trust teamed up with the Town of Chester and organized the 3rd Annual Town of Chester town-wide clean up day in honor of Earth Day 2023.
On Saturday April 22nd @ 9 am, about 35-40 of our dedicated volunteers assembled at the town-owned Water Street Parking Lot. After a brief orientation and assignments, the distribution of trash bags and donated gloves, everyone headed out to scour the town for litter.
Results: On Saturday 4/22/23, 54 Bags of trash and recycles were collected around the town and transported to the public works garage. Other items collected were tires, many metal items, and lots of car parts. 18 bagswere separated and collected by the volunteers, containing recycling items. On Monday April 24th, Land Trust president Bill Myers and 2 volunteers went out to a hazardous busy traffic area on Route 148 (West Main Street near Baker Road), and collected an additional 7 Bags of trash and recycling items. The 18 bags collected on Saturday, and the 7 bags collected on Monday were entirely hand sorted by Bill and the results are: Three (3) 120 gallon Blue recycling "All Waste" containers full of recycling acceptable items, and a total of 61 bags of litter and recycling were removed from the street sides !
• 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
Lakeview Avenue Preserve
The Old Tannery Preserve
The Pines Easement
Brooks Lane, Liberty Ridge Easement
Bush Conservation Easement
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