Connecticut

The Preserve in Old Saybrook, CT.Photo credit: Mim Adkins Photography

The Trust for Public Land is protecting the places that make Connecticut a great place to live, work, and play. Whether protecting the state's last coastal forest or redesigning an urban park, we're working to ensure the promise of livable communities for generations to come.

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101 Whitney Avenue, 2nd Floor | New Haven, Connecticut  06510
Phone: (203) 777-7367 | Email Address: connecticut@tpl.org

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Connecticut projects

Highlighted Projects:

The Preserve, Connecticut

Residents of Connecticut treasure this 1,000-acre coastal forest as a place to connect with nature close to home. But despite its name, the land still faced the threat of development.

Coogan Farm,CT

Stonington’s historic Coogan Farm is the largest parcel of undeveloped land between Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium, where the country meets the coast.

Johnson Oak Park, Bridgeport, CT

Johnson Oak Park in Bridgeport's East End is one of the city's top priorities for park improvement. The park is adjacent to Tisdale Elementary School and is used by students and neighbors alike.

Projects (sorted alphabetically):

Connecticut: Design schematic video for Classical Studies Magnet Academy

Classical Studies Magnet Academy invited The Trust for Public Land to help turn its asphalt schoolyard into a more inviting and inclusive play space.

Connecticut Coastlines

Projects in this program ensure that future generations will have access to and enjoy this unique natural resource.

Connecticut River, Massachusetts

The 410-mile Connecticut River is New England's largest river, draining a 7.2 million-acre watershed that supports fisheries, farmlands, forests, and fresh water in four states: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Coogan Farm,CT

Stonington’s historic Coogan Farm is the largest parcel of undeveloped land between Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium, where the country meets the coast.

Darrow Pond, CT

The 301 acres around Darrow Pond, a scenic mix of forest, trails, and open fields, are the site of three wells that supply the nearby town of East Lyme.

Hiking in Ethel Walker Woods, Simsbury, Connecticut

For more than five years, The Trust for Public Land worked with the community to safeguard this  lush mosaic of forest, fields, and wetlands in Simsbury.

Ferris Farm, Connecticut

In November 2007, TPL permanently protected this historic farm, whose pastures, cornfields, and prominent rock outcroppings have contributed to the community's character for well over a century.

Griswold Airport, Connecticut

In May 2010, The Trust for Public Land and partners helped the town of Madison protect this unique coastal site and important natural area rather than proceed with a 127-unit residential development.

Halfway River, Connecticut

TPL helped the town of Newton protect twelve acres of land, including 1,200 feet of frontage along the Halfway River provide space for low-impact recreation and valuable access to one of the state's best wild brown trout fisheries.

Johnson Oak Park, Bridgeport, CT

Johnson Oak Park in Bridgeport's East End is one of the city's top priorities for park improvement. The park is adjacent to Tisdale Elementary School and is used by students and neighbors alike.

Jones Mountain, Connecticut

In 2006, TPL conveyed this 157-acre property, owned by the Jones Family for five generations, to the Town of New Hartford for permanent protection.

Skiff Mountain, Connecticut

Responding to the growing threat of development in the scenic Litchfield Hills, TPL partnered with the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) to create a Greenprint, which will help the communities in this area plan for the future.

Birding at Long Beach, Connecticut

The Trust for Public Land and our partners worked for over two years removing abandoned structures, hazardous materials, and trash from the longest stretch of barrier beach in Connecticut.

Parks for People - Bridgeport,  Johnson Oak Park

Dubbed "the Park City", Bridgeport, Connecticut, is looking to live up to its name. The mayor declared parks critical to "the future health of the city's ecosystem, economy, and community" and asked The Trust for Public Land to help put the plan into action.

Philips Farm, New Hartford, CT

The Trust for Public Land helped permanently protect this New Hartford farmland in early 2009 by securing a conservation easement on the 59-acre property.

Skiff Mountain, Connecticut

In recent years, the rural Housatonic River valley has been threatened
by development. One top priority for local conservationists
has been forested Skiff Mountain, in the towns of Sharon and Kent.

Summer Hill, Connecticut.

The Trust for Public Land is working with the Madison Land Conservation Trust (MLCT) to conserve 77 acres of open space in North Madison.

Taine Mountain

The Trust for Public Land is working with the town and the Burlington Land Trust to help protect this land on Taine Mountain for recreational access, hiking, and wildlife viewing.

The Preserve, Connecticut

Residents of Connecticut treasure this 1,000-acre coastal forest as a place to connect with nature close to home. But despite its name, the land still faced the threat of development.

Water Works Brook, Connecticut

The largest remaining open space in Windsor Locks, Water Works Brook is a 198-acres forested parcel with pristine water resources and an extensive trail system for hiking, cross-country skiing, and wildlife viewing.

Weir farm National Historic Site, Bridgeport, Connecticut

Through nearly two dozen transactions, The Trust for Public Land reassembled the original farm property, worked with the Weir Farm Trust and the state to permanently protect it.

Wilkus Farm, Connecticut

Century-old Wilkus Farm is one of the last large open spaces in the Hartford suburb of Wethersfield. Many residents have fond childhood memories of playing at Wilkus Farm, a site emblematic of the town's agricultural history. Preserving Wilkus Farm, locals say, keeps the "field" in "Wethersfield."

Ferris Farm, Connecticut

The Trust for Public Land helps municipalities and other local partners conserve farmland under pressure or directly threatened with development.