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Farmington Land Trust, Inc
Our Mission:  The Farmington Land Trust has one mission: to protect open space in perpetuity through acquisition, stewardship, education and advocacy.
Who We Are:  Founded in 1971, the Farmington Land Trust, Inc. is a private, non-profit membership organization, tax exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of federal law. The membership elects a 12 member volunteer board. Currently approximately 350 households, as well as business and civic organizations, are Farmington Land Trust members. The Land Trust’s support comes from those citizens dedicated to the preservation of open space. Thanks to the generosity of it’s donors and their wish to protect our open space, the Land Trust now stewards 275 acres of fields, forests, scenic vistas, historic sites and wildlife habitat from development. These 61 parcels will remain as open space forever, enriching the quality of life for Farmington residents for generations to come. The Farmington Land Trust works in partnership with the Town of Farmington in identifying open space for acquisition. The Farmington Land Trust has two representatives to the Town Acquisition Committee, and works with them for open space preservation, for municipal purpose as well as active recreational use. Last year, the Land Trust received a donation of land from Mary Jean Jones of a 2.68 acre parcel of land off Mountain Spring Road. This parcel adds to the land already protected by the Land Trust extending the corridor of the Moore Easement, Barney Pasture, Yellin Parcel, Ligerwood Parcel, Carey Pasture, and Rauch Parcel. This acreage is wonderful wildlife corridor and habitat and home to many native florals. The Farmington Land Trust has worked hard to accomplish its goals in the most fiscally responsible manner possible. We have worked with member volunteers, a team from AXA Equitable volunteers, and scout troops to reduce our maintenance costs. We are also seeking a Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Grant. The Farmington Land Trust maintains a website, published a newsletter, offers programs on the land, has published the Town of Farmington Open Space Map, in conjunction with the Town lf Farmington. We also work with other community organizations, on conservation projects, and open space issues such as the Town Wide Clean Up, Canal Aqueduct Trail, Nancy Conklin Walking Trail, Douglass-Mount/Zipp fishing pier with handicap accessibility and offer educational programs.  
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