Incorporated in 1958 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, the mission of Earthplace is to educate the community about nature and the environment. We demonstrate this mission by conserving and protecting 84-acres of open space, education children, families and adults about the nature world and our place in it.  Earthplace has an accredited Nursery School, state licensed summer camp and provides water quality monitoring through Fairfield County through our Harbor Watch program. 

Did you know that in the past year?

  • Over 5,000 people have attended field trips, scout programs, adult and other environmental programs;
  • Over 100 volunteers have donated more than 1,000 hours supporting the mission of Earthplace;
  • Our nature-based summer Camp served nearly 700 children, ages through through 15, from Fairfield County;
  • The Harbor Watch program discovered six major storm drainage issues in the City of Norwalk which accounted for thousands of gallons of raw sewage draining into the waters of Norwalk Harbor and Long Island Sound.  Harbor Watch worked with the City of Norwalk to have the sewer pipes replaced.

Please join the generous donors who support Earthplace. With your help we can work together to preserve and protect the natural world around us. 

It's easy! You can donate securely only by clicking here, or you can contact the Development Department directly by email or by telephone at (203) 557-4400.  Also do you work for a company with Matching Gift Company?  If so, please submit a matching gift form with your donation and double the impact of your gift to Earthplace.

If you are interested in supporting Earthplace through a gift or financial contribution, please consider these options:

A Gift to the Annual Appeal – Our Annual Appeal provides us the ability to deal with the increasing expenses involved in maintaining our wildlife sanctuary and museum, caring for our animal collection, operating our wildlife rehabilitation program and Harbor Watch water quality testing program, and presenting numerous public nature programs.  

Adopt an Animal - Donations fund food, ages, veterinary services and general care of our teaching animals as well as our Bird of Prey. In addition these donations help support our Bird on the Glove Training Program.

Gifts of Securities – We accept transfers of appreciated securities from you or your broker.  Please contact Earthplace for details on transferring these securities.

Tribute Gifts – Honor your family and friends with a tribute gift to Earthplace.

Planned Gifts – A wonderful way to remember Earthplace and to create a legacy for future generations is to include us in your estate plans.  This can be as simple as making a specific gift of cash or property to Earthplace in your Will.  

For information about making a donation please contact our Development Department at or or via phone at (203) 557-4400.