Fall Membership Social

Sunday, October 2

Socialize with neighbors, make new friends, and celebrate how land conservation helps our communities as we gather under the big tent at Wintonbury Hills Golf Course. Bring a friend!

Register by September 17

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Fall Membership Social

Date: October 2, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Wintonbury Hills Golf Course, 206 Terry Plains Rd, Bloomfield

Crowd of people at a reception under a large tentWe are having a party with Wintonbury Land Trust members and supporters to celebrate recent land conservation achievements in our region. Bring a friend to socialize with neighbors under the big tent at Wintonbury Hills Golf Course, and make new friends from nearby communities!

  • Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, sodas, beer, and wine (or additional drinks from a cash bar).
  • Hear how your membership in the Land Trust supports our community.
  • Be entertained by Bloomfield High School’s Voices of Inspiration chorus.

Also you can become a “Cool Cat in a Wintonbury Hat.” New and Current Members will receive our new Land Trust cap! Treat a friend to the party! If they become a Member that evening, your guest will receive a cap, too.

Register with a suggested minimum contribution of $20 per person by Saturday, September 17:

Over the Mountain Hike

Date: October 8, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Filley Park, 33 Tunxis Ave, Bloomfield

Group of hikers among a few trees enjoying the view atop the Pinnacle rocks at Penwood State ParkThis invigorating hike from Simsbury to Bloomfield will showcase Simsbury Land Trust, Wintonbury Land Trust, and town properties that link the town centers through Penwood State Park … along with glorious autumn scenery!

RSVP online for free to help us plan ahead. We’ll meet at 9:00 a.m. at the end point, historic Filley Park at 33 Tunxis Ave, Bloomfield Center. Bloomfield Leisure Services will shuttle us to the start point at SLT’s Owen-Mortimer Preserve near Simsbury Center. Please be prepared to take any appropriate Covid-19 safety precautions that may be required by that date (e.g. wearing a mask on the shuttle bus).

The hike will be approximately 6 miles. We’ll cross into SLT’s Tanager Hill Preserve and ascend onto Penwood State Park’s yellow trail to visit Lake Louise and the Pinnacle. We’ll descend to Penwood’s picnic grounds and follow the red trail to WLT’s Stout Family Fields, Bloomfield’s gateway to the state park. After a short distance along local roads we’ll enter WLT’s Hawk Hill Farm and the adjoining LaSalette Open Space for stunning views of Hartford and a visit to the 1834 Oliver Filley House. We’ll end our journey on the recently refurbished Filley Park loop trail.

We invite you to join this annual hike to experience a different mode of traveling between our neighboring towns and to enjoy the Fall colors along the Metacomet Range.

(Photo: Paula Jones)

Logos for Bloomfield Leisure Services, Simsbury Land Trust, and Wintonbury Land Trust

In the Presence of Trees

Date: October 16, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Farmington River Park, 460 Tunxis Ave Ext, Bloomfield

The Justice Dance Performance Project, founded in Hartford by Judy Dworin, is coming to Bloomfield’s Farmington River Park to perform a seasonal, dance theater work about the wisdom and value of trees, especially in the urban forest. “In the Presence of Trees” will highlight the hidden connections and communication among trees, and the lessons trees can teach us about communities, climate change, and the implications of environmental justice inequities.

Audience members will explore the autumnal beauty of Farmington River Park as they walk from the parking area to a forest clearing overlooking the river. Dancers will converge together to express the communal nature of the forest as it undergoes its fall metamorphosis. A Q&A talk back with the performers and artistic director will follow.

Tickets are free, but advance registration is requested. This project is graciously welcomed to Bloomfield by the Town’s TREES FOR BLOOMFIELD initiative, Bloomfield Leisure Services, Doll’s House Foundation, and Wintonbury Land Trust.

WLT October Board Meeting

Date: October 18, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Bloomfield Human Services Center, 330 Park Ave

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and you’re welcome to attend to learn more about Land Trust activities or get involved. We meet at Bloomfield’s Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center or via Zoom when needed. Please contact us for details on how to attend this month.

WLT November Board Meeting

Date: November 9, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Bloomfield Human Services Center, 330 Park Ave

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and you’re welcome to attend to learn more about Land Trust activities or get involved. We meet at Bloomfield’s Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center or via Zoom when needed. Please contact us for details on how to attend this month.

WLT December Board Meeting

Date: December 14, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Bloomfield Human Services Center, 330 Park Ave

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and you’re welcome to attend to learn more about Land Trust activities or get involved. We meet at Bloomfield’s Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center or via Zoom when needed. Please contact us for details on how to attend this month.

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