Greenwich Land Trust (GLT) works every day to protect our community by conserving and caring for open space in the Greenwich area. By accepting gifts of open space, GLT is able to protect that land from development forever. Our work promotes the environmental health and well-being of our community and local residents by protecting waterways, trees, and other natural vegetation.
GLT is a private, non-profit conservation organization with over 1,400 active members. GLT received national accreditation status from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the national Land Trust Alliance, in August 2012. Greenwich Land Trust is one of only 357 accredited land trusts among the 1,700 LTA member land trusts in the country. Whether working with policy makers in Washington, D.C. or at the grass roots level in a community through a local land trust such as GLT, the LTA is a powerful advocate and voice for conservation needs throughout the United States. GLT is proud to be part of an national movement to protect our environment for the generations to come.
Greenwich Land Trust owns both land and land rights (known as conservation easements). We acquire these through donations from landowners and purchases by community partnerships and neighborhood groups. Our properties are diverse and wide-ranging and are located in every part of Greenwich, from the tidal marshes of Long Island Sound to the lush woodlands of the backcountry. GLT receives no funding from the Town of Greenwich. All funds for operating and open space acquisition are raised through private donations and our annual outdoor fundraiser, Go Wild!
GLT is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and has a full time professional staff. Acquisition, stewardship and outreach projects are supported annually by GLT’s Advisory Council. Additional work is done by volunteer committees chaired by members of our Board of Directors and supported by the staff. Every year GLT benefits from the dedication, talents and skills of hundreds of supporters who further our mission through volunteer service.