Mission: The Newtown Forest Association, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is the oldest private land trust in Connecticut. NFA is dedicated to accumulating and preserving open space and natural resources in Newtown, Connecticut, for the benefit of the community and all nature lovers. Currently, more than 1,100 acres are preserved through NFA stewardship, thanks to the support of membership dues and generous donors. The NFA cooperates with but operates independently from the Town of Newtown and receives no funding from the Town.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Residents of Newtown, CT
Geographic areas served: Newtown, CT
Programs: The NFA is steward of more than 70 parcels of property totaling approximately 1,200 acres in Newtown, CT for public enjoyment.
Newtown Forest Association is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Newtown Forest Association meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Newtown Forest Association has demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate their commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. Learn More: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org.