Preserving Newtown's Resources since 1924
Newtown Forest Association, Inc.(NFA) is the oldest private land trust in Connecticut. It is a 501(c)3 tax exempt
not-for-profit organization dedicated to accumulating and preserving open space and resources for public enjoyment
within the Town of Newtown, Connecticut.
The Forest Association is managed by an all volunteer Board of Directors that are residents of Newtown and are not
subject to the changes in the political structure; accordingly, we can maintain our mission generation after generation.
NFA operates completely independent of the Town of Newtown and we receive no funding from the town's taxpayers.
The NFA is dependent upon funds it receives from its generous donors and membership dues.
NFA now owns approximately 1,040 acres that are preserved as open space and conservation easements preventing
development over another 90 acres. These properties are permanently protected from development.
Some of our properties have been donated to us with conditions that designate them as wildlife sanctuaries, bird havens
or just natural, undisturbed forest. No matter what type of land, wet, dry, meadow or forest, it is held for all time as open
space for the benefit of the Newtown community and all nature lovers.
|The NFA's first property is
less than 1 mile from the
infamous Flagpole. The
Town Forest was donated
by several revolutionary
individuals concerned with
open space preservation in
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|During 2014 we want to celebrate the NFA's 90th Anniversary, expand our membership and expose more of
Newtown's residents to some of the hidden beauty within their own town on many of our preserves. The
NFA would like to thank all of our past members, donors and volunteers who without their help we could
accomplish and care for the over 1100 acres we own and preserve.