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Notice: All our Nature Preserves are open for family recreation and fresh air during the COVID-19  shutdown. Please maintain social distance while visiting and refrain from touching signs and surfaces in the preserves.

Gather New Haven maintains over 80 acres for land conservation in 6 nature preserves. These preserves are publicly accessible open spaces, many with extensive trails and interpretive exhibits. Habitats include tidal wetlands, coastal upland forest and grassland, traprock ridge, riparian forest, and freshwater wetlands. Our goal is to maintain these preserves in their natural state and restore areas degraded by human impact to high quality, biologically diverse environments. The acquisition of preserved land fosters a sense of place and stewardship to the urban ecosystems of New Haven. 

During the year, Gather New Haven hosts public education programs, school field trips, and stewardship workdays on the preserves. See below for up-coming events

To sign up for a school field trip email and check out our field trip information on this downloadable PDF   

For guides and learning resources and information on other educational opportunities visit our Education & Recreation page.



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