East Haddam Land Trust preserves and protects land in perpetuity for the public benefit.
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"Last Sunday" Hike & Gentle Yoga 10/30/16, 1-3 pm, at East Haddam's Hatch Lot open space. Click the link for more info. Hunting is not permitted on EHLT Preserves but, during hunting season, please wear orange when in wooded areas so any hunters on adjacent lands can see you. Land Trusts Photo Contest, entries accepted from 1/1/17 through 1/31/17. Click the link for more info. Photos of wildlife, plants, landscapes/waterscapes, and historic/cultural sites accepted when taken in East Haddam, Essex, Lyme, Old Lyme, and Salem. Land trusts in these 5 towns sponsor the contest. Adult and youth photographers welcome. 2016 winning photo by Shawn Parent
THANK YOU to all who attended our 8/29/16 Musical Bridges Concert.
Your donations raised about $6000 for our Stewardship Fund!
A scene from 2016:
Why protect our land and waterways?
Waterlife survives in clean streams and vernal pools such as these at Chapman Pond Preserve.
Preserved open space helps protect habitats of stream-dwelling shiners (upper photo), vernal pool dwelling tadpoles (lower photo), and other waterlife.
To give you access to natural areas.
EHLT partners with municipal and state government, and other conservation groups to preserve open spaces for all to enjoy.
This footbridge over the Eightmile River in East Haddam's Chapal Farm Open Space, built mostly through EHLT volunteer labor, is a perfect example of multi-agency cooperation.
Preserved lands bring value to many aspects of life - exercise and adventure, wildlife observation, education and study, personal rejuvenation, and property values. Read more: "Economic Value of Protected Open Space"
Since 1979, your investments helped East Haddam Land Trust, a volunteer, non-profit land conservation corporation, preserve unique woodlands, fields, lakes, rivers and open spaces.
East Haddam Land Trust preserves land and waterways; protects and acquires parcels that add to existing open space and/or vital natural areas; stewards existing preserves; engages members and the public in activities that increase appreciation and understanding of the region's natural spaces and wildlife; raises funds, encourages membership, and maintains healthy financial status to support land acquisition and stewardship; and collaborates with regional conservation groups to encourage and support regional conservation goals.
Please join our continuing efforts.