Since 1966, Aspetuck Land Trust has been working to preserve open space and natural resources for public benefit. Through generous gifts of land, continued efforts of volunteers, and cooperation from town agencies, ALT maintains 42 trailed preserves on 1,700 acres, which will be maintained in a natural state in perpetuity. These are nice places to hike.
Aspetuck Land Trust has helped preserve 39 acres of land in Westport which will be known as the Newman Poses Nature Preserve. This nature preserve is the only public memorial approved by the family of the late Paul Newman as a way to honor the actor and philanthropist.