Where will Connecticut\'s coastal salt marshes be in the future? Ultimately, the future of Connecticut\'s salt marshes depends on land use decisions and policy implication that require an ability to see the next 100 years, today. The ground breaking Salt Marsh Advancement Zone project provided answers. This Nov 11th program was extremely successful and informative bringing over 60 people from throughout Connecticut to the City of West Haven.

Our Mission

The Land Trust of West Haven, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed to promote the preservation of natural resources and open space properties of public significance in West Haven, CT, including coastal resources, with particular emphasis on the shoreline of the Long Island Sound in the general area of Savin Rock as well as the land, water, wetlands, plant and animal life thereon.

The Beetles are Coming!

Call to Action!

Help save Connecticut’s forest by joining the Land Trust of West Haven to become a first detector!

In response to this potential devastation to Connecticut lands, forests and animals, the Land Trust of West Haven in partnership with the West Haven Tree Commission will be happy to arrange at time to show the film “Lurking in the Trees” and speak with your group or organization in hopes that you will serve as part of Connecticut’s team of first detectors – our best defense against the ALB is a good offense.

Programs/Events 2013

The West Haven Shoreline

West Haven’s crown-jewel shoreline is one of the foremost locations in Connecticut to spot rare shorebirds, serving as a migratory route for some of the most endangered bird species. The Sandy Point estuary, one of the sites featured on the Connecticut Coastal Birding Trail, has been designated an “important bird area” by Audubon Connecticut. It is also the area where Sammy the harp seal has been spotted.

Historic Bradley Point Park, featuring sweeping panoramas of Long Island Sound, marks the area where invading British troops landed on July 5, 1779, and now serves as a hotbed for picnickers and passive recreation. The shoreline is just minutes from the historic downtown business district.

Go Fly a Kite

Legend suggests that the first kite was born when a Chinese farmer tied a string to his hat to keep it from blowing away. When a strong wind cam along, the hat would lift and the first kite was born.

You Can Make A Difference

Hazardous Materials

“Chemicals that are properly disposed of do not end up contaminating the soil (and possibly the well water below it) or our rivers and Long Island Sound.”

Reseach on LI Sound