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The Manchester Land Conservation Trust (MLCT) is a non-profit, tax-exempt, publicly supported organization dedicated to the acquisition, preservation, and maintenance of open space lands and water resources in Manchester and surrounding towns. 

The Trust works to protect water resources, habitat, and animal, bird, and plant life in the Trust's natural surroundings. The Trust supports passive recreation: hiking, biking, snowshoeing, fishing, birdwatching, and other healthful activities on our properties of sufficient size. We welcome members and supporters. Join online (see menu at left). Come hiking with us!

If you are interested in donating land, please contact the Trust's President, Malcolm F. Barlow, at 860-646-4081, or Director Terry Parla at 860-643-1823. We welcome the opportunity to provide information to potential donors about the benefits of giving land to the Trust for preservation.




Farm on Bush Hill Road
The Trust has received a $594,750 State open-space grant for its projected purchase of a 62-acre former farm on Bush Hill Rd. in southwestern Manchester.

• For background information on the purchase, click: Courant article 10/29/2014.

• Details of the final closing on August 19, 2015 can be found by clicking Press Release.

• As noted in the press release, the Land Trust is undertaking a $500,000 fund-raising campaign to facilitate both the initial purchase and ongoing maintenance expenses.

To donate to this Fund, please click here to access the Join Us / Donate page, click "Donation Only" and specify "Bush Hill Farm Fund" in the Additional Information area. Thank you!


Closing on farm property on August 19, left to right Land Trust treasurer, Helen Robbins, president Malcolm Barlow; sellers Linda and Steve Botti.
Manchester Land Conservation Trust
20 Hartford Rd.
Manchester, CT 06040

Help us preserve and maintain open space lands in the Greater Manchester area.