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Who We Are

The Colchester Land Trust is a local, non-profit organization formed by citizens of Colchester in 2003 to work with landowners to protect local land for its natural, recreational, scenic, historic or agricultural value. The Colchester Land Trust is not a political organization, and not a branch of Town or State government. However, we do often work cooperatively with these agencies to acquire and manage land. We may also work with other non-profit organizations and developers to ensure that important land use decisions are openly discussed and prudently implemented.

Our mission is to protect the beauty and natural diversity of our area by preserving significant land and scenic areas for present and future generations.  We are working to preserve Colchester's rural character.  To date, the Colchester Land Trust has had a hand in the preservation of over 300 acres in Colchester and we need your support.  We are an all volunteer nonprofit organization working to permanently protect open space in Colchester.  Protecting land takes time and requires funding.  Please consider becoming a member or making a contribution as a simple confirmation that you agree with our mission. 

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