We preserve land and the natural waterways
and wildlife around it. Forever.
When the Trust began in the late 1960's Rachel Carlson's "Silent Spring" was still fresh in a lot of people's minds. The environment was under assault. Many of our rivers were polluted. The summertime air was hazy with smog. Suburban sprawl was eating up an increasing amount of our acreage. As in many other communities, a Land Trust was formed by local citizens to do what they could, to counter the negative effects of progress. Their hearts were in the right place. Today, the rivers are cleaner, the air cleaner and some very nice pieces of property have been protected. The urgency of protecting land may not be what it once was, but the benefits of having so much land in the area extend to everyone. Our quality of life is improved.