Chris Schipper, president of New Canaan Land Trust, spoke recently at a Kiwanis Club of New Canaan luncheon about the importance of preserving fields and woodlands in order to create wildlife sanctuaries as well as maintain the integrity of New Canaan's semi-rural character.
"We all benefit tremendously from New Canaan Land Trust's stewardship of open spaces," Kiwanis member Kathleen Holland said. "Educating the next generation is key to keeping New Canaan green."
The New Canaan Land Trust is an all-volunteer nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to preserving open space, wildlife sanctuaries and the scenic beauty of New Canaan in perpetuity.
As one of the largest property holders in New Canaan, the trust protects and cares for 365 acres of diverse woodlands, meadows, orchards and wetland marshes: 261 acres outright ownership, 48 acres under conservation easements and 56 acres formerly held by the New Canaan Audubon Society.
For information, www.newcanaanlandtrust.org.