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Wilton Land Conservation Trust

Dedicated to Preserving Wilton's Open Spaces

Established in 1964

Who We Are

OUR MISSION

Concerned by the residential subdivisions that were supplanting the places we once walked and hiked, Wilton Land Conservation Trust (the "Land Trust") seeks to prevent the loss of Wilton’s unique natural, scenic, historic and recreational values. Today the organization protects 110 properties totaling in excess of 830 acres through ownership or conservation easement.

WHAT IS THE LAND TRUST?

Closely tied to its community, the Land Trust is not a municipal government body, although it works in partnership with the Town of Wilton. Wilton Land Conservation Trust is organized as a charitable organization that brings a variety of tax benefits to those who donate land, conservation easements, or funding. Because the Land Trust is a private organization, it can be flexible and creative in ways not possible for public agencies.

HOW DOES THE LAND TRUST WORK?

The Wilton Land Conservation Trust is led by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees made up of residents of Wilton. One hundred percent of its funding is derived from the generous support of local citizens, primarily through membership donations. It takes time, effort, and a long-term commitment to run the Land Trust because it must pledge to own land in perpetuity to maintain its charitable tax status.

WHY WORK WITH US?

Anyone wishing to preserve the woodlands, meadows, wetlands, and watercourses of Wilton in perpetuity can turn to the Land Trust — a group that understands the concerns of the community and the needs of the landowners. 

Nick Parisot Memorial Trail

Stand Up For Nick (SUFN)

"Stand Up for Nick (SUFN) was founded in 2013 by a group of residents of Wilton, CT, to support the Parisot family during the most challenging time of their lives, following the death of their son, Nick. The creation of “The Nick Trail” is a direct result of generous donations to the Wilton Land Trust in Nick’s name. It was created in partnership with the Land Trust, whose mission is to preserve the wonderful open spaces in Wilton. The trail meanders through existing open spaces in north Wilton, offering peace, health and an opportunity to connect with nature and community, as a reflection of Nick’s appreciation for these qualities in life. We hope this trail reinforces community connections, offering sanctuary and a respite from busy lives, while it serves to remind its travelers of Nick Parisot."

Donate!

Press the button below to donate to the Nick Parisot Memorial Trail!

Follow Us on Instagram! @wiltonlandtrust

The Wilton Land Conservation Trust has an Instagram! We will post daily photos and videos about our preserves and what we are working on. This is a great way to get in touch with a large audience that also cares for the environment.