Mission Statement

The Westbrook Land Conservation Trust acquires, preserves, and actively stewards its own real property - including wetlands and woodlands - to conserve natural resources and promote scientific, educational, and passive recreational uses of open space, all for the benefit of the public. In addition, the Trust supports the town of Westbrook in its endeavors to preserve and educate the public regarding the value of its natural environment.

History

In 1968, with the donation of a segment of salt marsh on Hammock Road, seen below, the Westbrook Land Conservation Trust was incorporated. Two years ago, we celebrated our 50th anniversary. As of 2020, the Trust has acquired and preserved 32 properties, comprising over 150 acres of diverse habitat. We invite the public to become members of our organization, to engage in our monthly meetings and lend a hand to our ongoing stewarship of properties. Preserving the natural world is more important than ever, especially as our lands are connected with other preserved open spaces to create corridors of wetlands and wildlands.

Visit the town's map showing our open space! (Click on this link)

Board of Directors

President

Thomas Elliott

 

Vice-President

Barbara Helander

 

Secretary

Bill Neale

 

Treasure

Kate Gilstad-Hayden

 

Membership

Doug White

 

Properties

Thomas Elliott

John Mather Cotton Jr.

 

Publicity

Bill Neale

 

Counsel

Sarah Greaves

 

Members at Large

Kristin Elliott Leas