The Bethel Land Trust is participating in the Fairfield County Day of Giving event on March 7th, so are there’s some grant matching available for top fundraisers.
Why is this one group special compared to all the other non-profits in the area? Like most Land Trusts they preserve open space and maintain hiking and biking trails on those properties. But they have one special trail.
There’s a boardwalk and a viewing platform area that are perfect for birding or just as a place to get out and eat lunch, draw, or read a book. On summer nights its also completely filled with fireflies.
It’s been a rough winter so as soon as there’s a few warm days, they’ll be out to repair any breaks in the decking, trim back vegetation, and fill in holes in the parking area. Eventually they’d like to extend the boardwalk further, but repairs come first.
(Missed the giving day? they also take donations through their website which help with upkeep of the boardwalk and their other regular trails)