Caring for our World here at Home

As part of the land trust’s overall mission, we seek to highlight initiatives and notable documents with the purpose of informing and educating our community. We welcome the opportunity to feature other items that support this aspect of our mission. If interested, please send an email to:

Drone Video of Essex Land Trust Preserves

Enjoy unique views of the Essex Community taken by Valley Regional High School Senior Jason Swerling as part of his Senior Capstone Project and edited by PJ Brocket. Over 3.5 hours of footage were shot in December 2021 and have been edited down to 12 minutes featuring highlights of several Essex Land Trust preserves. The land trust will use the video material to establish a baseline to evaluate impact of shoreline erosion, invasives, dumping, and other natural phenomena in the future. To see the video access this link:

Eco-Friendly Cars

Students (ages 8-13) from upstate New York have been researching the importance of being eco-friendly and sent us a link about the importance of  eco-friendly cars. We are sharing this link for any who are interested.

Follow the Falls Project

Follow the Falls is an initiative spearheaded by the Essex Historical Society in partnership with the Essex Land Trust. The operating vision is to tell the history of the Falls River, which binds the villages of Centerbrook, Essex, and Ivoryton. As the town’s watershed, it has played a fundamental role in its history and development from prehistoric times to the present. Besides its historic significance, the Falls River is home to a rich natural history with several land trust preserves along its winding shores.

Sea Level Rise, Rising Temperatures & Precipitation and Climate Change Information on Connecticut

As part of the Essex Land Trust’s mission to promote knowledge and awareness on important environmental issues, we are sharing three documents that may be of interest to land trust members. Following are links to:

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