Beyond the Barways

WARP Celebrates 2nd year of art at WEstport Woods

WARP Celebrates 2nd year of art at WEstport Woods

The residency is a unique collaboration between the Westport Cultural Council (WCC) and the Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) made possible by the generous support of the Helen Ellis Trust. Each artist in residence will immerse themselves in the beauty of the...

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Nature Backpack Program

Nature Backpack Program

Nature Backpack Explorers WLCT is excited to offer a nature backpack rental program this summer. We have also partnered with the Westport Public Library, and they have a backpack ready for rental with a simply swipe of your library card. For the rest of the summer,...

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Explore Westport Woods Art Installations

Explore Westport Woods Art Installations

Sampling of sculptures at Westport Woods Conservation Park Hanna Vogel has completed her artist in residency month at Westport Woods leaving behind beautiful and complex wire sculptures layered with paper pulp that form into the shape of honeycombs and other welded...

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Celebrate 50 by capturing Memories

Celebrate 50 by capturing Memories

"Selfie frame" at Westport Woods starting Jul1st; WLCT Team Photo What better way to celebrate 50 years than capturing memories for the next 50? Throughout the summer of 2022, WLCT will host a “selfie frame” at four properties for your enjoyment. Capture your family,...

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Summer Internship Program

Summer Internship Program

WLCT is seeking up to two motivated and task-oriented individuals to work closely with WLCT’s Land Stewardship and Outreach Manager in stewarding over 1,600 acres of land currently held by WLCT. The Outreach and Stewardship Interns will be responsible for property...

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Native Plants on Woodland Path with Nate McCullin

Native Plants on Woodland Path with Nate McCullin

Accessible woodland path at Westport Woods The native plantings along the new woodland path at Westport Woods are representative of the modern approach to ecological horticulture and restoration.  When people hear the word native many different definitions may...

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A Message from WLCT President, Tina Schmid

A Message from WLCT President, Tina Schmid

At WLCT’s recent 50th Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors elected a new slate officers, including the election of Tina Schmid as President for the next three years. Tina has served WLCT since 2013 in various capacities and is looking forward to working with YOU!

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Celebrate the 50th with membership!

Celebrate the 50th with membership!

Dear WLCT Community, It is hard to believe that the Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year! You, our members, have been with us every step of the way. Thank you!  As we reflect on the past 50 years, we are reminded...

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WLCT Strategic Plan 2022-27

WLCT Strategic Plan 2022-27

To the Westport Community, Since 1972, we are honored to have supported the preservation of over 5,000 acres of the best of Westport! Five years ago, we launched a capital campaign to intensify our preservation efforts and it was a tremendous success. WLCT raised over...

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A Reflection from WLCT President, Trip Millikin

A Reflection from WLCT President, Trip Millikin

As we approach the Westport Land Conservation Trust’s (WLCT) 50th Anniversary in May, it is our opportunity to reflect on our town’s collective effort to save land over the last 50 years and look ahead to an innovative future.  I am honored to have served as President...

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The Signs of Spring!

The Signs of Spring!

Spring morning at Mill Pond Conservation Area, Greg Stone Spring is in full force, the plants and trees in Westport are beginning to show their buds. Buds are intriguing structures, tough little capsules that enclose and protect the embryonic flowers and leaves. On...

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Westport Artist in Residency: Westport Woods

Westport Artist in Residency: Westport Woods

Various installations from H. Vogel including Brittle Desire, Cocoon, Unrequited Heirlooms, and The Year without Snow The Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) is pleased to announce the second year of the Westport Artists in Residence Program (WARP) at Westport...

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