The New Canaan Audubon Society is dedicated to maintaining and preserving the natural character of the community and encourages interest in nature, particularly birds. It also maintains four wildlife sanctuaries. The society meets monthly (except July and August) at the Audubon house at the New Canaan Nature Center. For information, call David Wright at 203-966-8480. 

The New Canaan Land Conservation Trust is a private, nonprofit group dedicated to acquiring land which will then be maintained in its natural state to benefit the environment and the community. For information, call Arthur Potts at 203-327-2333, or email

Concerned Citizens of New Canaan is interested in land-use issues and preserving open space. For information, call Kathleen Vollmer at 203-966-5504. 

New Canaan Nature Center Association is a nonprofit organization that offers programs, self-guided exhibits and other resources to help people of all ages better understand, appreciate and care for the world of nature. Call 203-966-9577. 

Friends of Spencer’s Run is an organization that finds New Canaan’s dog park, Spencer’s Run to be “a community treasure.” Website: