Who We Are

The Berlin Land Trust (BLT) was established in 1988 by a group of citizens concerned about the quickly disappearing open space fields, wetlands and woodlands in Berlin and surrounding towns.

The BLT also educates the community in the benefits of land conservation through the work of volunteer committees. These committees develop educational programs, monitor zoning and land use decisions, and work on specific land acquisition projects.

Our goals, board members and meeting dates are below. Also, read about our accomplishments

The BLT is a non-profit corporation with two major goals:

  1. To preserve land in the town of Berlin. A parcel may be significant because of its scenic beauty or importance as a wetland, historic site or natural habitat.
  2. To educate residents in the benefits of land preservation. As the pace of development in Connecticut increases, Berlin residents should understand the importance of open space preservation. Land that is under BLT protection will be preserved, according to the wishes of the donor, as permanent open space, kept in its natural state for the benefit of all residents of the town.

2017-2018 Officers & Board of Directors

Dennis Kern, President
Tom Heisler, Vice-President
Joseph Porcaro, Treasurer
Marilyn Brierley, Secretary
Raymond Archacki
Roland Baikal
George Brierley
Richard Dalidowitz
Richard Gagliardi
Gary Neilan
Carl Vernlund