Aspetuck Land Trust

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Aspetuck Land Trust
Aspetuck Land Trust Logo
Founded August 7, 1967 (1967-08-07)
Founder Barlow Wotton
Location
  • Aspetuck Land Trust, PO Box 444, Westport, CT 06881
Key people Paul Newman
Website AspetuckLandTrust.org

The Aspetuck Land Trust is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967 that seeks to preserves open spaces in the towns of Westport, Fairfield, Weston and Easton in Fairfield County, Connecticut. In 2011 it was reported that the trust covered an area of 1,700 acres over 43 sites which include public trails.[1]

History[edit]

In 2011 Joan duPont donated 34 acres owned since 1982.[2]

In 2011 the trust acquired the Trout Brook Valley lands in Easton.[3] Paul Newman is recognized as responsible for lobbying the Connecticut governor for assisting with the funds for the purchase.[4] Part of this land is a state park known as Trout Brook Valley State Park Reserve.

Reception[edit]

In 2010 it was reported that the trust had preserved hiking trails arounds the Saugatuck river.[5]

Protected areas[edit]

Lee's Canal Wetlands Habitat, Westport[edit]

Newman Poses Nature Preserve, Westport[edit]

Taylortown Salt Marsh, Westport[edit]

Trout Brook Valley Preserve, Easton[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hennessy, Christina (20 October 2011). "Sightseeing: Newman Poses Nature Preserve may have marquee name, but nature is the star". The Stamford Advocate, Conn. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Clarke, Julian (9 June 2012). "Aspetuck Land Trust opens new nature preserve". The Hour, CT. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Ron Merly (15 December 2011). Flyfisher's Guide to Connecticut. Wilderness Adventures Press. pp. 23–. ISBN 978-1-932098-89-1. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Christopher Brooks; Catherine Brooks (22 April 2011). 60 Hiles Within 60 Miles: New York City. ReadHowYouWant.com. pp. 620–621. ISBN 978-1-4596-1793-3. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Doe Boyle (2006). Guide to the Connecticut Shore. Globe Pequot. pp. 53–. ISBN 978-0-7627-3483-2. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 

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