The Aspetuck Land Trust is devoted to preserving open space in Weston, Easton, Westport, and Fairfield. Since it was formed in 1966, it has preserved more than 1,700 acres of land. The land trust is managed by a board of directors from the four towns.
Land is obtained in one of three ways: Outright gifts, easements (in which the owner gives up development rights), and through purchases. For information, visit aspetucklandtrust.org or email info@aspetucklandtrust.org.
The Nature Conservancy’s Connecticut chapter has its largest preserve at Devil’s Den Nature Preserve in Weston and Redding. For Nature Conservancy information, call 860-344-0716, email ct@tnc.org, or go online to nature.org. For Devil’s Den information, see the section in the Answerbook on Parks and Recreation.