Hart Peninsula, Farm Creek Preserve - Rowayton
Photo by Rick Pank

Mission: The Norwalk Land Trust seeks to balance nature and development by acquiring land and preserving it in its natural state for the benefit of Norwalk residents and future generations.

News and Events


Come to the Preserve at 34 Sammis Street on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22nd, bring your check or pledge for Farm Creek II, and help us raise $100,000.  10 am to 7 pm   Be a part of this $1 million project.

Fourth Grade Classroom visits are planned throughout April and May. Water testing projects are also slated for Spring from 2 universities.

Clean Ups are being organized:  Farm Creek: Saturday, April 26.  Hoyt Island: Saturday, May 10

2 Nearwater Road, Norwalk, CT

Photo Courtesy of Halsted Property LLC



Come to the Preserve at 34 Sammis Street on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22nd, and bring your check or pledge or questions for Farm Creek II, and help us raise $100,000.  10 am to 7 pm


Norwalk Land Trust to Purchase Two Nearwater Road in Norwalk. 

Norwalk Land Trust has signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of the former trolley peninsula at Two Nearwater Road in Norwalk.   The Campaign for Farm Creek Preserve II is raising the $1million purchase price from donations from individuals, foundations, and government agencies.

After the sale closes on October 1, 2014, the land will be preserved as a nature sanctuary, and will be open to the public between dawn and dusk for bird watching and quiet reflection.

To make a donation, send your tax-deductible contribution to Norwalk Land Trust, PO Box 34, Norwalk, CT, or use the yellow Donate Button on the top right of this page to make a donation through PayPal.  Specify that your donation should go to the  Farm Creek  II.  Public support is critical.  If you have any questions or comments, email info@norwalklandtrust.org.


Norwalk Land Trust Special Meeting

Norwalk Land Trust Special Meeting, Monday, March 3,

At the regular monthly meeting of the Norwalk Land Trust on Monday, March 3  we heard  CT Audubon's Anthony Zemba present the Hoyt Island Conservation Management Plan for our wildlife sanctuary on this wonderful island near Village Creek. We will begin implementing his recommendations in the very near future.  First scheduled work session:  May 10th.


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Plan to Join Norwalk Land Trust at the Connecticut Tree Festival - Saturday May 17 at Cranbury Park

Free to all visitors!  Last year's was great fun, with lots to see and learn and rides -- some in big arborist machines -- for kids.  Sponsored by the Norwalk Tree Alliance and supported by all donors, the Festival will be great!  10 am to 4 pm.













Norwalk Land Trust and BuildOn Volunteers
Election Day Clean-Up at Norwalk Land Trust's Big West Cedar Property

Norwalk Land Trust and BuildOn volunteers make a wonderful team!  BuildOn has helped clean up several of our larger properties.  For example back in November, on Election Day, we cleanedup our Big West Cedar Property.  The BuildOn students from Norwalk high schools volunteered over 62 man hours, removing trash and invasives, and rebuilding trails that were damaged by flood waters.  We really look forward to working with so many wonderful young students!
Clean Up at White Barn Property in Cranbury

Seven volunteers came together in early November to help to rid the White Barn Preserve of euonymous, an invasive species. The shrub was cut with pruners, hand saw and chain saw and a huge pile was assembled for the chipper (raffaele). Clearing away the invasives allows more valuable plants to grow, such as the Native American Holly bush.

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Calling all birders…..
Sir Heron and Miss BitternWe have collected this bird list from 3 friends of Farm Creek Preserve. What have you spotted that is missing from the list? Please let us know. Thanks for your help.Click here for more