Whether you’re on a hike or bike ride, or looking out your living room windows or buying locally-grown food, the rural character of Bloomfield is one of the major reasons we live here. We’re preserving that. It is our mission to preserve, improve, protect, and conserve our natural resources in and around our community.Join Now
The Stewardship Program is the eyes and ears of the Land Trust. Stewards are aware of the conditions of the particular land preserve they are supervising and are a positive neighborhood representative. Become a Steward and take responsibility for watching over a land trust property, or become a Neighborhood Helper to assist a Steward.Sign Up!
The Speer Preserve is rich with diversity. Hikers will be treated to an upland hardwood forest strewn with…
One block from Cottage Grove Road in Bloomfield’s most densely populated neighborhood sits Lisa Lane Farm with 10 acres…
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Date: June 20, 2019
Time: 6:00-8:30 pm
Location: 4-H Educational Center at Auer Farm in Bloomfield 158 Auer Farm Rd, Bloomfield, CT 06002
Join us for the presentation, meeting, or both! (Light refreshments will be served.)
Annual Meeting 6:00 – 7:00 pm
The public is welcome to arrive early to learn more about the Wintonbury Land Trust’s activities in 2018-2019. Current annual and lifetime members will be invited to elect directors to the board and vote on changes to the Bylaws. The proposed agenda is here.
Monarch Butterfly Presentation 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Every Yard Counts: How to Create a Healthy Monarch Butterfly Habitat at Home
Diane St. John will explain the Monarch life cycle and how to attract and raise them in your yard with organic gardening techniques and the plants they love (and other pollinators like birds, dragonflies, moths, bees, bats, etc).
Diane is a Certified master Gardener and accredited by the Northeast Organic Farming Association-CT Chapter. She is a passionate educator, avid photographer, and manager of Natureworks. This garden center and landscaping company in Northford, CT, has used organic land practices since its inception in 1983. There she and her staff with the use of the correct plants successfully raised over 1,000 Monarchs since 2014!
Wildlife populations around the world have declined by 60% since 1970. It’s time to decide. Are you for the world, or against it?
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WWF Living Planet Report 2018: a warning sign for our planet.
“Few people have had the chance to find themselves on the cusp of a truly historic transformation. I passionately believe that this is where we stand today. Our planet
is at a crossroads and we have the opportunity to decide the path ahead.”
Marco Lambertini, Director General WWF International
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 make it so worthwhile. And the Land Trust has been 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.