Recent Activities

Nov 15 2018
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.

Dec 28 2017
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.  See complete article here.

Jul 15 2017
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.  See proclamation here.

Jun 7 2017
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. Read the Ridgefield Press article here.

Apr 27 2017
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.

Feb 22 2017
The Land Conservancy of Ridgefield Earns National Recognition

The Land Conservancy of Ridgefield (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 the Land Conservancy of Ridgefield’s 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 […]

May 21 2016
The Land Conservancy of Ridgefield elects a new President

The Land Conservancy of Ridgefield elected Ms. Joan Corley as President at its 2016 annual meeting.  Ms. Corley succeeds Mr. Douglas Martin, who was elected as Vice President.  The other Board Officers are Ms. Nancy Sullivan Murray, Treasurer, and Mr. Brian Truskowski, Secretary.

Mar 16 2016
The Land Conservancy of Ridgefield applies for National Recognition

The Land Conservancy of Ridgefield, Inc. is delighted to announce that it is applying for accreditation with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. The accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working land forever.  The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs.  So far only 317 land trusts across the country have earned this national mark of distinction. “This is a major step for the Land […]

Dec 18 2015
Tax Incentive for Conservation Easement Donations Passes Congress

In a strong bipartisan action, the Senate voted 65-33 today to pass the omnibus bill that will make the tax incentive for conservation easement donations permanent.  This follows yesterday’s 318-109 vote in the House. This legislation represents a huge win for conservation, for landowners and for the land trust community.  Once signed into law the incentive will be applied retroactively to start Jan. 1, 2015. [Read more]

Sep 19 2015
Sidney Kelley honored by Land Conservancy and Town

Sidney G. Kelley was honored by the Land Conservancy of Ridgefield as Honorary Director. Mr. Kelley has been an active member of the land trust’s board for 43 years including ten years as president. During this time, more than 655 acres of land were added to the trust to remain in their natural state in perpetuity. Mr. Kelley was also presented with a Town of Ridgefield Proclamation from First Selectman Rudy Marconi, recognizing his devotion to the protection of Ridgefield’s natural resources. [Read More] 


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