Support

An ambitious fundraising effort was necessary to save Deer Lake from a private developer. But thanks to contributions from over 1,400 donors across 87 Connecticut towns, 34 states and five countries, Pathfinders, Inc. bought the 253-acre property in September, 2022, and retired all debts within 18 months.

However, that doesn’t mean the job is complete. To preserve Deer Lake for future generations, we need to put a conservation easement in place.  In addition, we require support from donors and volunteers to fund capital improvements and staff events.

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Volunteer

Volunteers are … and have been … the foundation of support for Deer Lake over the years. We have numerous tasks that demand attention and we always are looking for volunteers. If you’re interested, click on any of the volunteer events below to sign up or contact us at (203) 421-4040 or email us at info@deerlakeoutdoors.org.

Volunteer Workday – Saturday, July 13th

Join the Deer Lake Volunteer Crew! Deer Lake Outdoor Center exists because of the dedicated support of our many volunteers.  Register today to help during our July 13th Volunteer Workday […]

Volunteer Workday – Saturday, October 19th

Join the Deer Lake Volunteer Crew! Deer Lake Outdoor Center exists because of the dedicated support of our many volunteers.  Join us during this Volunteer Workday to help maintain and […]

Volunteer Workday – Saturday, November 16th

Join the Deer Lake Volunteer Crew! Deer Lake Outdoor Center exists because of the dedicated support of our many volunteers. Join us during this Volunteer Workday to help maintain and […]

Shop

Stop by the Ranger’s Office to check out our selection of Deer Lake merchandise. Choose from car decals, water bottles, coffee mugs, wine glasses, Croc shoe charms and a variety of sweatshirts, including hoodies. Help us spread the word and show your support for Deer Lake. Be on the lookout for our online store coming soon.

FAQs

Deer Lake merchandise is currently available for sale in the Ranger’s Office. Stop by and see what we have to offer or check out our shop page to see items and descriptions. Online purchases are currently unavailable.