Celebrate the many hiking, biking, paddling, letterboxing, and equestrian experiences Connecticut’s many trails have to offer! We will host two of the many hikes across the state providing inspiration for your next adventures.See Upcoming Events
Recently donated hardwood uplands will connect to Reservoir #3 and provide views of Metacomet Ridge …
One block from Cottage Grove Road in Bloomfield’s most densely populated neighborhood sits Lisa Lane Farm with 10 acres…
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This is a great opportunity for members and guests to learn more about the work of preserving local farms, protecting the environment, and connecting people with nature. The board of directors will report on activities and finances and answer questions. Current members also will elect directors to the board.
1. Welcome & President’s Report
2. Member Action Item: Election of Directors
4. Report on Stewardship Activities
5. Report on Connecting People with Nature
6. Discussion of Organizational Capacity
7. Member & Guest Questions
Bobcat Study Presentation
Following the meeting, staff from the Connecticut Wildlife Division’s Bobcat Project will present an update on their research study! Many residents have seen Bobcats wearing temporary radio collars, including some collared on Land Trust properties. Researchers will share what they’re learning about how Bobcats are living and traveling in urban environments.
Persons with COVID symptoms or direct contact with someone with COVID are asked to join us another time. Face masks and social distancing are not required but encouraged.
Rescheduled from May 7 due to weather, celebrate Mother’s Day & Father’s Day with a walk along the Farmington River and learn about vernal pools, native wildlife habitats, and forest trees. Naturalist Lucy Eyre, birder Zellene Sandler, and Kevin Wilcox, former horticulturalist at Duncaster, will provide a guided nature walk through Bloomfield’s scenic Farmington River Park.
Attendees also will receive a free plant in honor of Mother Nature! To help us prepare, please follow the link at left to pre-register by June 18. On Saturday, meet in the parking lot in advance to sign-in and be ready to begin at 10:00 am.
This free event is part of the TREES FOR BLOOMFIELD initiative organized by the Bloomfield Beautification Committee and co-sponsored by Bloomfield Leisure Services and Wintonbury Land Trust.
Our partner, the Land Trust Alliance, describes why land trusts matter.
Created by Hartford Art School Civic Design class members Paulina Modestow, Darcy Peterson, and Emma Schroh.
I love the sense of community with the Land Trust. Farming is a hard business but people stopping and supporting my CSA, asking about the Scottish Highland cattle, or just shooting the breeze made it so worthwhile. And the Land Trust was amazing with their follow through. They put in electricity, water and restored the barn to make it a workable situation for us. They have a level of commitment that I think is very special.
I got involved because I wanted to give back to my community. My children grew up here and now my grandchildren. I want them to enjoy the land that I love and the diversity. I like meeting new people and the social interaction that the Land Trust offers.
My mother wanted her land to remain as it was. She left Stout’s Family Fields to me and my two siblings. I convinced them it was a good idea to donate to the Land Trust and they all agreed. Every day in all seasons, 20 or more people walk the path through the fields to reach Penwood Park. It’s a very special place in our community.