Our Mission

The Land Trust acquires open space by gift or purchase in order to protect the environment, to preserve the small town character of Essex and to provide the community with passive recreational and educational opportunities.


The Land Trust conserves wildlife habitats, forests, fields, rivers, wetlands and scenic views by maintaining properties in a natural state now and forever.


The Essex Land Trust is an independent, non-profit organization supported by donations and managed by volunteers.


Click the headings below to learn more about the Essex Land Trust, recent news including links to the ELT’s newsletter, Woods & Waters, how to give to the ELT and how the ELT acquires land.




 New & Notable

Noteworthy items of interest regarding the Essex Land Trust’s properties, events and initiatives, including copies of the member’s newsletter, Woods & Waters.



 ELT Fact Sheet

For a thumbnail summary of the Essex Land Trust, download this PDF Fact Sheet.



 Giving to ELT

Explore the different ways in which to give to the Essex Land Trust by downloading the Giving to the ELT PDF.



 How Does ELT Acquire Land?

Donating land for conservation is one of the finest legacies a person can leave for future generations. This PDF explains some of the ways ELT can acquire land.