Sussex County Land Trust

 The Land Trust protects land in and around Sussex County through the donation of conservation easements that protect important conservation resources. The Land Trust does purchase land; we do our best to acquire critical parcels of land that are threatened when there seems to be no other option for their protection.

Our donated conservation easement program has grown significantly and continues to play an important role in our land protection efforts. Two examples of this are the Bayside Conservation Easement and the Peninsula Conservation Easement.

In addition to accepting gifts of conservation easements and purchasing property or easements for conservation, the Sussex County Land Trust is willing to accept "fee title" gifts of land — that is, gifts of all the rights to a parcel of land, including ownership. If the property has conservation value, the Trust will hold it indefinitely, lease it, or put appropriate conservation restrictions on it and sell it. If the property does not have conservation value, the Trust will eventually sell the land and put the proceeds toward further conservation work.


Contact Sussex County Land Trust

Wendy O. Baker
President and CEO
50 Cascade Ln.
P.O. Box 763
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware  19971
Phone: (302) 227.0287
Fax: (302) 645.5585


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Delaware

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