Serving Milford, CT, since 1971!

Since our incorporation in 1971, the Milford Land Conservation Trust has been serving as a repository for undeveloped land in Milford, CT, preserving land in its natural state. The Trust has acquired nearly 125 acres of land in Milford that are open to the public for hiking, birding and natural science study.

Milford's protected plants, wildlife, birds and acreage lie in the hands of caring volunteers. Protecting and preserving open space is what we do and we need your help!

To learn more about the Trust, our current projects, and ways you can get involved, please continue reading, or contact us at

In the News

2024 Milford Land Conservation Trust Annual Meeting

May 9th, 2024 at 6:30pm - MLCT Annual Meeting Join us as our President, Joseph Alling, recaps the last year, we elect the next board and to hear our guest speaker Mary Ellen Lemay, Landowner Engagement Director for the Aspetuck Land Trust and co-founder of Pollinator Pathways, give a presentation titled "Improving Biodiversity on Protected Land and in Our Own Yards".

Pre-registration is required to join our Annual Meeting May 9th, 2024, at 6:30pm. 

Register here: 

Clean-up at Carriage Drive Parcel May 4th, 2024 9-11:30am

Clean-up at 0 Carriage Lane overlooking Calf Pen Marsh.

When: Saturday, May 4th 2024, 9 to 11:30 am

Where: Google map here: Please note parking is on Carriage Lane (not Carriage Drive).

What: We will be removing invasive plants. Street parking is available. Bring gardening gloves, clothes that can get dirty, and gardening tools if you have them! 

Please email us if you plan to attend at We thank you!!

Volunteer Clean up Sat. August 26th 2023 at Old Oronoque Rd. 9-11:30am

Please join us in removing invasive plants by the rock wall on this beautiful property.

Bring clippers and wear long sleeves.

Directions here:


Volunteer clean-up at Stiles St

On August 5, 2023 from 9 to 11:30 am, Land Trust volunteers will meet at our Stiles St property to remove invasive plant species. [ more ]

Woodford Woodchuck Naming Contest Winner Awarded

Thank all 58 Milford students for participating in the Mascot Naming Contest! Sarah Mastroni of Live Oaks Elementary School was awarded with her own mascot in her class on June 5th, 2023. We look forward to Woodford's future adventures.

2023 Milford Land Conservation Trust Annual Meeting

May 11th 6:30pm - MLCT Annual Meeting Join us as we elect the next board and to hear our guest speaker Dr. Sarah Crosby speak about the value of salt marshes. 

Dr. Crosby's talk will focus on her saltmarsh research, including experiments being conducted on Land Trust–protected habitat.
Dr. Sarah Crosby is a marine ecologist trained in conservation science with extensive experience in coastal and marine ecosystems. As The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk's Director of Conservation and Policy, she is responsible for leading the Aquarium's conservation initiatives and strategy, with a focus on the ecosystem of Long Island Sound. Prior to joining the Aquarium in 2022, Crosby served for 7 years as the Director of the Harbor Watch program in Westport, which focuses on Long Island Sound water quality, coastal ecology and the application of data to watershed management. Crosby's approach has been to build collaborative initiatives bridging academic institutions, conservation organizations, businesses, and government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels.

Pre registration is required.Register to join our Annual Meeting May 11th, 2023, at 6:30pm.

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MLCT Exhibit in The Milford Public Library during April 2023

Come visit our exhibit displayed on the landing leading to upstairs. We have a large map of where our parcels are located throughout the city, have an interview printed from MLCT President Joseph DeSisto Alling, have pictures of our properties and the board volunteers that work to manage these lands and a display case on ospreys as we have a platform and nest at our New Haven Avenue site where ospreys have recently been seen. We have a suggestion box and always welcome feedback. Check it out!

Milford Earth Day 2023

Join us this Saturday, April 22 from 10AM-4PM on the historic Milford Downtown Green for Milford's Earth Day event! The day will be jam packed with activities, demonstrations, and entertainment for all ages. With approximately 40 environmentally minded vendors and organizations to visit, you will walk away from the event inspired to take action for our planet. We will see you there!
The rain date for the event is Sunday, April 23. Please check below's website if the weather is iffy:

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Frosty Fest 2022

Milford Prevention Council is holding its annual Frost Fest. The Milford Land Conservation Trust, Inc. is supporting them having "Frosty Land Steward" among the many creative snowpersons on the Milford green. Can you name some of the native plants or insects all painted by Kay Fitzgerald?

Update: Frosty Land Steward tied for "Best in Snow", The People's Choice Award! Painted are lots of native plants painted on here; blue vervain (Verbena hastata), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia), etc. to support healthy habitiats and a robin, a monarch in it's caterpillar and butterfly form among others ...

Ecological Talk and Tour of Coastal Wetlands

**Please note, due to predicted rain we are rescheduled for 10/29. Join us for a free Ecological Talk and Tour at our 9+ acres of coastal wetlands on Carriage Lane (off of Carmen Rd.). There will be refreshments.

Saturday, October 29th 2022 at 3pm until 5pm, 

Wear long shirts and boots.

Please RSVP by sending an email to

Thanks so much!

Milford Land Conservation Trust Installs Osprey Platform To Mark 50 Years

The Milford-Orange Times recently published this artice. The MLCT is celebrating 50 years this year!  [ more ]

Land Trust receives $86,000 USDA conservation grant

The Milford Land Conservation Trust was awarded a grant to support a conservation plan for the saltmarsh habitat at Calf Pen Meadow Creek [ more ]

Milford Land Conservation Trust Tree Dedication Honoring Past Presidents

The Milford Land Conservation Trust, Inc. (MLCT) has experienced an active 50th Anniversary year. Founded in 1971, this nonprofit all-volunteer private organization is a land steward of over 125 acres throughout Milford from Devon to the Borough of Woodmont. [ more ]

Kleen-N-Green April Partnership

Kleen-N-Green Car Wash adopted the MLCT as their local charitable organization to promote environmental awareness and preservation during Earth Month this past April. Kleen-N-Green Manager Sean Truncone presented MLCT President Joseph DeSisto Alling with a check for $500, which represented a portion of all consumer executive washes throughout the month of April 2022. Thank you!

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Osprey Chicks!

Osprey Nest at 0 New Haven Avenue (behind The Sundae House & Tax Services) has 2 chicks!

In mid-June of 2022 two chicks were born to which the male has been providing them a lot of fish. From early to mid August the chicks are expected to fledge. Bring binoculars and have a look to see them practicing flying and feeding with the help of their parents.

Email us at with any new developments or pictures!


Boston Post Road Parcel Clean-up

0 Boston Post Road Parcel Clean-up (Behind Panera Bread near REI)

On Sunday, August 28th 2022 from 9am to 11:30am join us to help remove invasive plants so the natives can fluourish and help remove trash.

Bring a pair of gloves and wear boots.

We'll bring trash bags.


Milford Land Conservation Acquires Oronoque Road Parcel

The Milford Land Conservation Trust recently completed acquisition of an additional adjacent four acres fronting the Housatonic River. [ more ]

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