Chester, Connecticut

On October 6th, 2019, the Constance Baker Motley Preserve located at 100 Cedar Lake Rd was officially inducted in the CT Freedom Trail. During that public ceremony the State Historic Preservation Office presented the Chester Land Trust with a bronze plaque documenting this unique Heritage Site. 

On June 29th, 2020, the plaque was officially installed under the Judge Motley storyboard.  Extensive search for the best natural granite stone was conducted by CLT president Bill Myers and discovered in the nearby woods. A local professional stone mason, Dan LaPlace offered his services free of charge to transport the stone, drill out the stone and set the plaque in place with proper holding anchors.  The Trustees of the Chester Land Trust express their deep appreciation to Dan for his generous donations of his time and skills to install this plaque. 

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3 June 2020

New Picnic Table at Carini Preserve
The Chester Land Trust offers the community a special place to practice social distancing. The Carini Preserve on Water St has a new eight foot picnic table for public enjoyment. Come to the preserve to relax, watch birds, fish and be sure to pack a picnic treat. The Chester Land Trust expresses their appreciation to Robert Muldoon of Killingworth (former Chester resident) for donating the picnic table for everyone to enjoy. 

11 July 2020

Freedom Trail Plaque installed
at the Motley Preserve