Greenwich Land Trust Receives $2,500 Grant from the People’s United Community Foundation

Greenwich Land Trust Youth Corps harvests and donates produce each week to the Neighbor to Neighbor food pantry. Photo Anna Meurer

Greenwich Land Trust is pleased to receive a $2,500 grant from the People’s United Community Foundation and its board of directors.

The funds will provide support for GLT’s Youth Corps program, a partnership with the Town of Greenwich Department of Human Services, offering 14 local teenagers a six-week paid summer work experience to learn about natural resources, conservation and land preservation.

In addition to working on Land Trust preserves throughout the town and contributing to ongoing stewardship projects, the Youth Corps maintains GLT’s vegetable garden at the Mueller Preserve.

Last year, the teens harvested and delivered more than 650 pounds of fresh produce to the Neighbor to Neighbor food pantry.

“We are happy to support the important work of Greenwich Land Trust. We wish your organization continued success in your efforts and look forward to hearing about the positive impact on those you serve,” said Karen Galbo, Executive Director of People’s United Community Foundation.

Greenwich Land Trust is a non-profit organization that works to preserve open space, connect communities with nature and inspire the next generation of conservationists. Today, Greenwich Land Trust permanently protects and cares for more than 759 acres of woodlands, meadows, orchards, and tidal marshes, preserving the natural and scenic beauty of Greenwich. For more information, visit gltrust.org.