Letter to the Members from
​the President


Chester, Connecticut

Welcome to the Chester Land Trust webpage. This webpage set up and content is a dramatic upgrade from our previous one. As we further develop it, the webpage is anticipated to be interactive with the ability for communication with our members as well as residents in general. The content will be updated on a regular basis. We hope to include information addressing the natural environment as well as content specific to Chester Land Trust activities. This will include a schedule of appropriate and informative events sponsored by the land trust and other organizations. 

We can all agree as to the importance of preserving open space and nature. The recently adopted Chester Land Trust Mission Statement found on our website captures this spirit. This mission is to be shared among our members and the public at large. Therefore, we encourage people to join with us in this effort. The participation of young people, including children, is a key component of anticipated success. This participation is reflected in recent land trust sponsored events including our Huckleberry series. This series has included the building of model rafts using re-cycled materials, programs based around the osprey that nest in the Chester Land Trust Chester Creek Preserve and a presentation of the ins and outs of bee keeping by local beekeepers.

Again welcome and please contact us with your thoughts, questions and observations. If you are not already a member, I urge you join the land trust and help us to carry out our mission.​

Richard M. Harrell​