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and Wildlife
Corridors
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Farmlands,
Protecting
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With Nature

2020 Annual Campaign

Membership Renewal & Stewardship Fund

It’s that time of year, and it’s the only time we ask:
1. Please renew your annual membership (or become a lifetime member) to support operational expenses.
2. Please donate to the Stewardship Fund to support on-going maintenance activities and new projects.

Here's How

Wine & Dine

Saturday, April 25th

Come join us for our 5th annual community-wide dinner and fundraiser to meet your neighbors and support the work of the Wintonbury Land Trust. Learn more.

oak leaves graphicEat Well,
Do Good!
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Almost all operational funding comes from our members; grants don’t buy insurance or copy paper.

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Nearly $200,000 from generous individual donors has made possible the acquisition of our Land Trust properties.

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We welcome help with a variety of activities. We are an all-volunteer organization, and we need you!

Our Projects

LaSalette Trail

This two-town east-west trail is the most ambitious trail-building project. This…

 

Beacon Hill Preserve

Recently donated hardwood uplands will connect to Reservoir #3 and provide views of Metacomet Ridge …

Lisa Lane Farm

One block from Cottage Grove Road in Bloomfield’s most densely populated neighborhood sits Lisa Lane Farm with 10 acres…

 

Hawk Hill Farm

It took five grants to acquire this 45-acre farm (23 acres of prime soils) and then $54,000…

 

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Calendar

WLT Board Meeting

Date: March 11, 2020

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Seabury Life Community, Bloomfield

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. Please contact us with questions about attending. Enter Seabury Life via Door 18 and go to the Clock Room on Level 5.

Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

Date: March 21, 2020

Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Wesleyan University, Middletown

The Connecticut Land Conservation Council’s annual conference is for anyone interested in land conservation. The day helps land trust members and volunteers network with peers and learn about conservation public policy, land protection best practices, climate change, habitat management, community engagement, and organizational development. Please join us!

WLT Board Meeting

Date: April 8, 2020

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Seabury Life Community, Bloomfield

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. Please contact us with questions about attending. Enter Seabury Life via Door 18 and go to the Clock Room on Level 5.

WLT 5th Annual WINE & DINE

Date: April 25, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Begins at Wintonbury Hills Golf Course in Bloomfield

Join Us for Our Community-Wide Dinner & Fundraiser on Saturday, April 25

Eat Well & Do Good!

  • “Meet and Greet” your neighbors and community at the picturesque Wintonbury Hills Golf Course for tasty appetizers, a glass of wine and friendly conversation.
  • Then join other guests for a home-cooked dinner in an intimate group setting at one of our many hosts’ homes in Bloomfield.
  • Enjoy old-fashioned conversation over dinner while getting to know folks around the table.
  • Dress: “Informal chic.”
  • DEADLINE TO BUY TICKETS: Friday, April 10, 2020.

Make a Reservation

Tickets are $85 as a member or $95 as a nonmember (become a member and save $10). Your reservation includes a reception with appetizers and prosecco, a sumptuous meal with wine and dessert in a private home, and the warm feeling you’ll get doing something good for your community — helping Wintonbury Land Trust protect our natural resources, farmlands, and wildlife corridors while connecting people with nature. It’s a win-win for everybody! Reservations accepted on a first come, first served basis. Deadline is April 10.


Where Does the Money Go? 

Wine & Dine is Wintonbury Land Trust’s major annual fundraising event, contributing over $36,250 to our work in the past four years! Last year’s event enabled our 501(c)3, all-volunteer nonprofit to:

Maintain our pastures, fields, and meadows:

Advance the mission of Hawk Hill Farm:

  • Purchased parts to repair a donated tractor. This will enable WLT to do some of the mowing and trail maintenance with volunteers at a reduced expense,

Fund educational outreach events:

  • Presented Monarch Butterfly Habitats lecture at WLT annual meeting at the 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm.
  • Co-sponsored with Bloomfield Leisure & Senior Services Departments a Black Bears in CT lecture. (Over 100 people attended!)
  • Conducted nature hikes on CT Trails Day.
  • Organized annual Over the Mountain Hike with co-sponsors Simsbury Land Trust and Town of Bloomfield.

Fund annual operations:

  • Paid for insurance, supplies, website maintenance, postage, and unexpected stewardship expenses such as the complicated removal of barbed wire fence from WLT’s Van Otterloo Preserve.

Please join us in connecting people with nature and protecting our community’s natural resources, farmlands, and wildlife corridors:

WLT Board Meeting

Date: May 13, 2020

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Seabury Life Community, Bloomfield

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. Please contact us with questions about attending. Enter Seabury Life via Door 18 and go to the Clock Room on Level 5.

Connecticut Trails Day

Start date: June 6, 2020

End date: June 7, 2020

Get outdoors and explore trails near you! Over 200 events will be held across the state, and we’re planning local outings with our partners. More details to follow.

WLT Board Meeting

Date: June 10, 2020

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Seabury Life Community, Bloomfield

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. Please contact us with questions about attending. Enter Seabury Life via Door 18 and go to the Clock Room on Level 5.

WLT Annual Meeting

Date: June 17, 2020

Details to be announced.

WLT Board Meeting

Date: July 8, 2020

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Seabury Life Community, Bloomfield

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. Please contact us with questions about attending. Enter Seabury Life via Door 18 and go to the Clock Room on Level 5.

WLT Board Meeting

Date: August 12, 2020

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Seabury Life Community, Bloomfield

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. Please contact us with questions about attending. Enter Seabury Life via Door 18 and go to the Clock Room on Level 5.

Topics of Interest:

“Help Us Draw the Line,” presented at our 2019 annual membership meeting. Created by Hartford Art School Civic Design class members Paulina Modestow, Darcy Peterson, and Emma Schroh.

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WINE & DINE
April 25th

It's time to
Eat well and Do good
at our 5th annual

community-wide dinner
and fundraiser!

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW