May 30, 2022

Featured photo of Claire Murphy Riverwalk

Claire Murphy Riverwalk

The Kent Land Trust
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Active since 2022
Connecticut, US
KLT101

Log Description

The Riverwalk is a level path running across a lawn to the east bank of the Housatonic River, on property that includes the Kent Land Trust office and Marble Valley Farm. The trail honors the late Claire Murphy, one of KLT’s founders.  This is part of the planned restoration of the habitat surrounding the freshwater lagoon.  We have planted 500 living stakes including dogwood, arrowwood, buttonbush, and pussywillow. Work will progress through 2022 and 2023 and we look forward to watching the progress through this chronolog site.

About The Kent Land Trust

The Kent Land Trust serves our community by protecting Northwest CT's nature and beauty through direct ownership of land, conservation easements on privately-owned land, and assistance to residents practicing sustainable land management. 

​A nationally-recognized leader, in 2010 KLT became the second land trust in CT to be accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. With the help of many dedicated community members, we welcome the public year-round to free hikes and educational programs, Kent's Community Garden, and the treasured Marble Valley Farm. 

We hope you will explore Kent's trails and open preserves, enjoy the local foods that carry on our agricultural heritage and connect to the unique natural aspects that make this place so special!  

Location

Coordinates: 41.69466, -73.49741