The Cheshire land Trust celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019. That's a major accomplishment.
Please take a moment to read the wonderful feature and editorial
in The Cheshire Herald,that noted that it was just twelve people who "put in $5 each to
begin the group. From there, the Cheshire Land Trust began a mission of conservation that now includes almost 600 acres of property that is forever protected from development.
Highlights include the following:
A prominent role in saving Roaring Brook Falls from development
Donations of land to CLT along Prospect Ridge to assist in the creation of the western greenbelt (an important town/state conservation corridor)
Fresh Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary gifted from Edward Tufte and the Cheshire Neighborhood Association
Brooke Preserve, a popular hiking area
Ives Farm, the largest land donation, given at the bequest of Betty Ives who asked that the land be used for open space, agricultural use, or forest land and a wildlife refuge.