Week of Thanks: Tina Shapleigh Schmid

Tina Schmid is co-vice chair of the land trust’s Board of Directors and owner of River Rock Farm in Westport. Her leadership and vision guide WLCT’s current efforts to preserve the rural character and agricultural heritage of Westport.      Why did...

Week of Thanks: Terry White

Terry White has championed the protection of open space in Westport for decades. During his tenure as president of the land trust he oversaw the restoration and revitalization of Westport Town Farm; the creation of Dunham’s Brook Conservation Area; and the...

Week of Thanks: Town of Westport

Towns and cities are often under a tremendous amount of pressure to sacrifice their natural resources, valuable farmland and open space to meet the need of a growing population. The Town of Westport has decided it can protect these things while also meeting the needs...

Week of Thanks: Bibi Appleyard

You are a newcomer to Westport? Yes! Moving from Florida, land of hibiscus, palm trees, and freeways to Westport’s majestic trees, winding streams and country roads was a shock of the best kind.   What drew you to the land trust? I started volunteering in the...

Landowner Spotlight: Al & Penny Hadfield

What is the story of A Quiet Place? How long has this land been in your family? Penny: “In 1955, when I was 15, my family and I lived on the Point renting Harry Sowle’s white house. We wanted to buy it but it wasn’t for sale. One day I was riding my...