Tuesday Trail Team seeding spring oats at Walt’s Farm by Greg Stone
Support the 2021 Annual Fund today
The events of the past two years have inspired many people to search for a deeper connection to the land. Now, more than ever, people are walking on WLCT trails, kayaking the Westport River, and visiting local farm stands. Thanks to your support, WLCT has continued to preserve the natural resources, farmland and scenic landscapes that make these connections possible. We have also improved the visitor experience at our 10 properties, which cover more than 15 miles. By donating to WLCT’s Annual Fund today, you will be a part of these meaningful efforts that are enriching our community, as well as preserving it.
I am delighted to share some key highlights from 2021 with you. So far, WLCT has:
- Completed the preservation and resale of the Santos Farm to the Ferry Family, a 3rd generation local dairy farm family.
- Purchased, preserved, and resold the 12-acre Walt’s Farm, an iconic market garden property on Briggs Road, which will now be revitalized by a young farm family.
- Hosted the new Westport Artist in Residency Program (WARP) and Halloween Happenings programs at Westport Woods engaging close to 1,000 visitors in various activities.
- Improved the visitor experience at Herb Hadfield Conservation Area and Dunham’s Brook Conservation Area with new trailhead and parking entries.
- Completed two agricultural field restoration projects improving soil quality and wildlife habitat on 19 acres of land.
- Logged over 1,900 volunteer hours with the Tuesday Trail Team and office volunteers. Thank you!
These projects preserve Westport’s rural character, sustain our agricultural economy, protect our fragile resources, and engage our community with the land. They are only possible because of the ongoing annual support from donors like you.
Thank you again for your past contributions. Please make a gift today to WLCT’s Annual Fund. Your annual gift will ensure that we continue to be here for the Westport community. There is still so much to protect to secure our open space future.