Sarah Bishop Road and Tanton Hill Road

The Boys and Girls Club of Ridgefield donated two parcels of property to the Land Conservancy.  The donation included a 1.24 acre parcel on Sarah Bishop Road and a 2.25 acre parcel on Tanton Hill Road.  (As a reminder, visit our FAQs page for a link to a list of all the Land Conservancy properties.)

Swenson Property

The Land Conservancy received 2.541 acres of land through a generous donation from Ms. Laura Hollister.  The parcel was part of late Hope H. Swenson’s property on Main Street.

Recognition of Community Service

The Conservation Commission awarded Land Conservancy of Ridgefield board member James Tobin its Edith Meffley Award for contributions to Ridgefield’s environment. Jim has a long and sustained history of working to preserve and improve the environment in our community. Congratulations to Jim on the recognition for his many contributions.

2013 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

Board members Michael Carpenter, Doug Martin and Jim Tobin attended the Connecticut Land Conservation Conference at Wesleyan University. Doug presented a talk on “Our Experience Identifying and Managing Encroachments”. (For more information on the Connecticut Land Conservation Council, please refer to their website at

A Generous Gift

The Land Conservancy received 8 acres of property that borders a pond from an anonymous donor.

Land Conservancy to Participate in LTA’s Circuit Rider Program

The Land Conservancy will be participating in the Land Trust Alliance’s 2013 Circuit Rider program (1 of only 2 programs in the US).  The program provides assessments of  compliance with standards and practices for land trusts.  This program was made possible through a donation from the The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, Inc.

Land Conservancy Joins Terrafirma

The Land Conservancy of Ridgefield joins Terrafirma, a charitable risk pool owned by the  participating land trusts that insures its members against the legal costs of defending conservation.   (Please refer to the Terrafirma website at for more information the organization.)

A legacy of land conservancy

When Anne McPherson Tracy celebrates Earth Day tomorrow she will be continuing her family’s legacy, the appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment and the willingness to do what needs to be done to protect it.

Sendak protects local wild things

Maurice Sendak, celebrated writer and illustrator of children’s literature and longtime Ridgebury resident, granted the Land Conservancy of RIdgefield a 30-acre conservation easement on his property off Chestnut Hill Road to keep the woodland in its natural state in perpetuity.

Conservancy on the move – Land preservation group becomes more active

The Land Conservatory of Ridgefield has begun a new and active stewardship program aimed at protecting its properties

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