Preserving Open Spaces

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

How Land ​is ​Acquired

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.

Who We Are

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Chester, Connecticut

"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

​​​​​​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


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• Mission Statement •

Despite the 2 hours of rain at the onset of CLT’s town-wide cleanup day on Saturday April 20th, we finished with great results! About 20 people participated, which was significantly lower this year than in previous years, probably due to the encountered inclement rainy weather. However with amazing dedicated hard working volunteers, significant results were obtained!

38 BAGS OF LITTER were removed from the street sides along with tires, car parts, metal of various sizes, chunks of plastic and wood. Once again the largest volume of litter found and removed was alcohol related: Nippers, beer bottles and cans, and other various sized liquor and wine bottles. Plastic bags and general refuse of every category were found and removed.

Thank you to the Town of Chester for making the dumpster available, and a HUGE special THANKS to the dedicated amazing hard working volunteers that came out to help ! They spent many hours scouring the street sides with the cumbersome task of collecting and removing hundreds of pounds of trash encountering not so nice weather conditions! BRAVO!

Bill Myers
President Chester Land Trust,
on behalf of all of the Board of Directors

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Chester Land Trust Earth Day Town-Wide Cleanup Results!

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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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