About the Trust
is the Shelton Land Conservation Trust?
Founded in 1969, the Shelton Land
Conservation Trust is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection open spaces in Shelton, Connecticut. We currently hold in trust 30 parcles of land totaling over 365 acres. Our properties have been acquired by purchase, partnership, grant, and bequest. We can accept donations
of land. The Trust's members and officers
are your neighbors who are working to save some of our streams, ponds,
woodlands and marshes for native wildlife and for the enjoyment and
education of you and your children. Membership in the Trust
is open to the public.
does the Trust help Shelton and you?
Every piece of
land set aside becomes a spot of unspoiled beauty - helping to
preserve the appeal of our town. This adds value to your property by
making Shelton a more attractive place in which to live. By acquiring
and preserving land, the Trust also helps promote the orderly growth
of the town.
type of programs does the Trust offer?
The Trust holds
public meetings featuring prominent conservationists as speakers, film
showings, and "live" wildlife specimen demonstrations. The
Trust also conducts field trips for all ages. Newsletters and flyers
are published to keep members and the public informed on vital issues
effecting the Trust and land it seeks to preserve.
can you help the work of the Trust?
1. By joining
the Trust. (Link
The Trust is a 501(c)(3) tax
exempt, all volunteer, non-profit organization. Dues and contributions are tax deductible and
go toward managing the Trust and maintaining its
properties. No officers or members receive an salary for their
participation in land trust activities.
donating land or funds.
donations of land or funds from individuals, corporations or other
public or private institutions.
3. By volunteering your time.
Help with property maintainence, trail repair/construction, invasive plant management and control, or become a land monitor.
SUPPORT IS VITAL
Trust urges everyone interested in preserving parts of Shelton in its
natural state to join the Shelton Land Conservation Trust.
our town may be considered highly developed, there still exist a
number of very beautiful natural areas where both plant and animal
wildlife are protected. We must act quickly, however, as some of these
are rapidly disappearing.
fill out an APPLICATION and join us today!
our brochure (pdf).