At the Hamden Land Conservation Trust, our goals are to protect open space and educate the public about simple actions town residents can take to protect the environment and preserve biodiversity. Some of the ways we accomplish these goals are by hosting educational talks, leading interpretive hikes and sharing information with the public through various town events. We also educate the public through our Wild Yards program that highlights Hamden properties that use native plantings to attract birds, butterflies and other pollinators in an effort to improve the local biodiversity. See our Events page for more about our upcoming hikes and other educational events.
Our Wild Yards program is designed to help Hamden residents who want to improve habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. In an age in which there is increasing pressure on these populations, that's important. The “Wild Yards” program highlights Hamden properties and their owners who believe in and live by these principles. Know of a wild yard you'd like to nominate? Please contact us.
From time to time, the Hamden Land Conservation Trust publishes information that can be helpful to members and other residents about planting to attract pollinators, providing native plants that support birds and butterflies, recycling and other helpful environmental topics. Read more...