Dedicated to Keeping Colchester Rural
The Colchester Land Trust has recently undertaken two large projects totaling $850,000 and we need your help! The first is the acquisition of a 115-acre woodland/wetland on Bulkeley Hill Road that will be added to an adjacent 15-acres acquired by CLT in 2007. The Trust was able to close on this property on August 18th, 2016 through a low interest 30-month loan from The Conservation Fund - a loan that allows CLT to preserve critical headwaters of the federally designated 'Wild and Scenic' Eightmile River, create a 130-acre community forest with a small trail system and public access for passive recreation, and prevent a potential 44-lot subdivision.
The second project is the purchase of development rights on the 88-acre Tangletree Farm on Lebanon Avenue. This beautiful horse-breeding farm protects a large aquifer, contains a very high percentage of prime farmland soils making it suitable for future food production and will be maintained forever in agriculture.
We are an all-volunteer community land trust dedicated to maintaining Colchester's rural character and high quality of life for all citizens now and in the future. And, thanks to growing community support, we've been able to influence the preservation of more than 600 acres since forming in 2002. We are working hard to keep Colchester clean, green and beautiful! Learn more...