Our Sanctuaries

Protecting Connecticut land for generations to come.

Whenever possible, the Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut strives to protect additional property that serves to preserve the integrity of our existing properties or enhance the natural character of Bristol, Burlington, and other surrounding towns.

Starting with its first 40-acre property in 1969, ELCCT’s landholdings now consist of over 750 acres over 14 preserves and sanctuaries.

Indian Rock Nature Preserve

280 acres in Bristol, CT

Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

68 acres in Bristol, CT

Pigeon Hill Preserve

64 acres in Bristol, CT

Ernest and Ruth Hart Nature Preserve

68 acres in Burlington, CT

Shepard Nature Preserve, Bristol

77.2 acres in Bristol, CT

Shangri-La Nature Preserve, Bristol

12.4 acres in Bristol, CT

South Mountain Preserve, Bristol

115 acres in Bristol, CT

Fox Hollow Preserve, 10. 7 acres Bristol

11 acres in Bristol, CT

Sunny Dale

14.27 acres in Bristol, CT

Hurley Hill

9.7 acres in Bristol, CT

Lishman Property

18.6 acres in Bristol, CT

George Minor Preserve

50 acres on the border of Bristol and Burlington, CT

Toffolon Preserve

30.96 acres in Southington, CT

Simard Property

2.3 acres in Bristol, CT

Help preserve Connecticut’s natural features for generations to come.

These properties would not be possible without the generous support and foresight of property owners, individuals and foundations.  Much more can be done.  If you are interested in protecting open space through a donation, conservation easement or bargain sale, please contact Executive Director, Scott Heth to learn more about the process and potential tax incentives.