The Land Trust of West Haven, Inc (LTWH) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The Land Trust strives to support, encourage and protect the natural resources in the City of West Haven. It is made up of a group of like-minded people of all ages who are dedicated to preserving open-space for the benefit of future generations in West Haven.  This is done through education, monitoring open-space properties and  informing children, landowners and other stakeholders about the benefits of open-space and their protection with conservation easements.

Since, its inception in 1991, the Land Trust of West Haven has worked tirelessly toward these goals, with special emphasis on securing a conservation easement on the City owned shorefront,  property formerly the Savin Rock amusement area.The Land Trust’s efforts succeeded and in 2007 the easement was signed.  In 2008, the Connecticut Land Conservation Council presented the Land Trust of West Haven with and Outstanding Land Acquisition Effort Award which reads:

“For completing, on September 8, 2007, after more than forty years of public debate and controversy about the fate of that part of the shoreline formerly occupied by Savin Rock Amusement Park, a Conservation Easement Agreement with the City of West Haven covering more than thirty-nine acres of pristine open space in an urban area boarding Long Island Sound including the historical remains of the original Savin Rock itself (landing place of the occupying British forces during the Revolutionary War) and the adjacent, iconic Bradley Point peninsula.  The Land Trust of West Haven, Inc will preserve the open shoreline area for the general public’s passive use and for the protection of its scenic conservation value for all time.”

If you enjoy an early morning, afternoon or evening walk along the boardwalk, are in awe of the sunrise and sunsets over the water, have been lucky enough to see the seals on the beach, the shore and inland birds, the deer and other wildlife and want to preserve these visions and experiences for future generations, please join us as a volunteer and Land Trust member.

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