The richness and diversity of our natural environment is our shared heritage. The soils, water, plants, and animals - collectively the land - have been the raw materials from which this country was built. Like the winds and sunsets, these things were taken for granted until progress began to destroy them.
Now we face the question of whether progress, with its accompanying price in environmental destruction, pollution, noise and crowding is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free.
The Killingworth Land Conservation Trust is an effective way for our town to preserve our natural assets which might otherwise disappear. As a private, non profit service organization set up to operate on a local basis, we can operate in areas where it might be impractical for the town to act. For example, we can acquire pockets of open space of great value to the public but too small or too numerous for the town's consideration.
Please help preserve Killingworth's special rural quality and natural history by joining the Killingworth Land Conservation Trust.
Our Land Trust has just protected 52 more acres!
We purchased the Welter property on the west side of middle
Roast Meat Hill Road. It is an important piece that not only connects the Parmelee Farm to the wonderful Platt Nature Center; but also allows us to open up new trails along its streams and ledges. Click HERE for a map showing the location.
Time to sign the kids up for summer camp at the Platt Nature Center! Another season of outdoor fun - hiking, swimming, discovering, and exploring. Spots fill quickly, so grab yours now!
Jelle Zeilinga de Boer (Author of Stories in Stone)
“Stories from the Earth”
Thursday, May 15th
7 P.M. at the Killingworth Fire House
“No one can understand Connecticut who leaves the rocks out of his reckoning” - Odell Shepard, 1939