Just before the calendar turned to 2017, the Land Trust received a 2.29-acre gift visible along Turner Hill Road from Scott and Karen Amero. Former longtime residents of New Canaan, the Ameros share a deep interest in conservation and a fondness for the beautiful natural environment and open spaces of New Canaan.
This corner of land includes an ecologically sensitive waterfall segment of Poorhouse Brook that cascades down to the Silvermine River. There is evidence of a well-used wildlife corridor that runs through a mature stand of mixed hardwood trees, and a characteristic stone wall.
This brings the amount land under NCLT stewardship to 382 acres, or about 2.6% of New Canaan’s total area.
For more information about how you can donate a portion of your property to the LandTrust see our Conservation Options page,give us a call or send an email and we can help you explore your options.