Grant Awarded from the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Trust Fund

The Land Conservancy is grateful to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Trust Fund for donating $1,500 to our organization. Started under the term of the will of Wadsworth R. Lewis, the son of a prominent Ridgefield family, who died in 1942, the Lewis Fund has awarded grants totaling in excess of $3,700,000 since 1950.

Land Conservancy Receives $5000 Gift from Ridgefield Thrift Shop

The Land Conservancy of Ridgefield is extremely thankful to the Thrift Shop for the very generous and much needed donation to our general-purpose fund. (Please click the title to see the full Ridgefield Press article.)

Peter Nichols Joins the Board of Directors

The Land Conservancy of Ridgefield is pleased to announce that Mr. Peter Nichols, a retired RHS teacher and outdoor enthusiast, has joined the organization as a new board member.

Ms. Helena Hernmarck Donates the Torcellini Property

The Land Conservancy of Ridgefield received a generous donation of land from Helena Hernmarck. (Click title to read article.)

Land Conservancy of Ridgefield was Chosen to Receive a Generous Donation from the Ridgefield Thrift Shop.

The Ridgefield Thrift Shop names more than 50 local non-profit organizations as 2018 Grant Recipients. (Click title to view complete list.)

Why You Should Visit a National Park

Anne McPherson Tracy writes about growing up hearing about her grandfather Stephen T. Mather and his hard work in protecting special places that eventually were incorporated into the Department of the Interior and National Parks.  (Click title to read article.)

Land Conservancy of Ridgefield Receives Town Proclamation

The Land Conservancy of Ridgefield received a Town Proclamation on July 15th from First Selectman Rudy Marconi in recognition of our 50th anniversary and national accreditation.  (Click title to see Proclamation.)

Land Conservancy of Ridgefield Celebrates 50 years!

The Land Conservancy of Ridgefield is celebrating 50 years as it preserves over 700 cares of Ridgefield’s open space — about 26% of the town’s land. (Click title to read article.)

LCR President, Doug Martin, receives 2017 Edith Meffley Award

The Ridgefield Conservation Commission recognized our President, Doug Martin, with the 2017 Edith Meffley Award.  Doug has led the LCR through the accreditation process and, more importantly, was an active ambassador for the important mission of the land conservancy.  Congratulations, Doug.

The Land Conservancy of Ridgefield Earns National Recognition

The LCR announced it has achieved national recognition — joining a network of only 372 accredited land trusts across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in their work.  “Accreditation demonstrates our commitment to permanent land conservation in our community,” said Joan Corley, LCR President.  “We are a stronger organization for having gone through the rigorous accreditation program.  Our strength means special places — such as the Jeanne Timpanelli Nature Preserve — will be protected forever, making Ridgefield an even greater […]

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