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Generous donors will double your contribution to our trails fund! More people found respite on our properties during the pandemic. This year we’ll build two new trails and continue to ensure all trails welcome new visitors. Please help!

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It’s that time of year, and it’s the only time we ask: renewing your January-December annual membership helps us continue to connect people to nature, conserve natural resources, and protect local farms.

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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

Coyotes in Connecticut

Date: March 3, 2021

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Location: Online Zoom Webinar

Graphic logo for the 2021 nature lecture series cosponsored by the Town of Bloomfield Leisure Services and the Wintonbury Land TrustThe elusive Eastern Coyote has been spotted in the distance on some of our properties! In this free webinar we’ll explore the history of Coyotes in Connecticut and learn about their habitat, diet, behavior, and reproduction.

Our volunteer presenter is Paul Colburn, a Master Wildlife Conservationist certified by the State to provide education programs in wildlife and natural history. He is an avid outdoorsman who graduated from Wesleyan University and served honorably in the United States Army.

The Nature Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Town of Bloomfield Leisure Services. They will host this as a free Zoom webinar. No user account is required, just a device with a web browser. We need to send you a login password though, so definitely register for free as soon as possible.

WLT March Board Meeting

Date: March 10, 2021

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Online via Zoom

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. For everyone’s safety this meeting will be conducted virtually with access available online or by phone. Please contact us for details on how to attend.

Black Bears in Connecticut

Date: April 7, 2021

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Location: Online Zoom Webinar

Graphic logo for the 2021 nature lecture series cosponsored by the Town of Bloomfield Leisure Services and the Wintonbury Land TrustWith a Facebook group dedicated just to sharing local sightings, Black Bears are a frequent topic of conversation locally and statewide. Master Wildlife Conservationist Paul Colburn’s free webinar will present an overview of Black Bear habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research along with recommendations for learning to co-exist with them safely. Paul is an avid outdoorsman, Wesleyan University graduate, and veteran of the United States Army.

The Nature Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Town of Bloomfield Leisure Services. They will host this as a free Zoom webinar. No user account is required, just a device with a web browser. We need to send you a login password though, so definitely register for free as soon as possible.

WLT April Board Meeting

Date: April 14, 2021

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Online via Zoom

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. For everyone’s safety this meeting will be conducted virtually with access available online or by phone. Please contact us for details on how to attend.

Guided Trail Walk

Date: April 24, 2021

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Location: Hawk Hill Farm, 22 Duncaster Rd, Bloomfield

Join us for an approximately 2-mile tour of Wintonbury Land Trust’s Hawk Hill Farm to learn about champion trees, invasive plants, and local birds (binoculars are optional). Hawk Hill has one of the oldest continuously operating farms in Bloomfield, and its gently sloping farm roads lead to beautiful views of the Metacomet Range and Hartford skyline. Our guides will be:

  • Peter Picone, an urban wildlife biologist at the State Department of Energy & Environmental Protection,
  • Ron Pitz, former executive director of KNOX, and
  • Zellene Sandler, former president of the Hartford Audubon Society.

Meet by the red barn in advance to sign-in and be ready to begin at 1:00. For everyone’s safety, all participants must register in advance by April 21, wear a face mask, and maintain social distance between households. The rain date will be Sunday, April 25.

Logo for the Trees for Bloomfield campaignThis Earth Day event is hosted by Wintonbury Land Trust and the North Central Conservation District and co-sponsored by the Bloomfield Beautification Committee and Bloomfield Conservation, Energy & Environment Committee as part of the Town’s Trees for Bloomfield campaign.

WLT May Board Meeting

Date: May 12, 2021

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Online via Zoom

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. For everyone’s safety this meeting will be conducted virtually with access available online or by phone. Please contact us for details on how to attend.

WLT Annual Meeting

Date: June 23, 2021

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: TBD

Save the (tentative) date! Wintonbury Land Trust’s annual membership meeting is an opportunity to reconnect, learn more about our recent work and future plans, and elect members to the board of directors. More info to come.

WLT July Board Meeting

Date: July 14, 2021

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Online via Zoom

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. For everyone’s safety this meeting will be conducted virtually with access available online or by phone. Please contact us for details on how to attend.

WLT August Board Meeting

Date: August 11, 2021

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Online via Zoom

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. For everyone’s safety this meeting will be conducted virtually with access available online or by phone. Please contact us for details on how to attend.

WLT September Board Meeting

Date: September 8, 2021

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Online via Zoom

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. For everyone’s safety this meeting will be conducted virtually with access available online or by phone. Please contact us for details on how to attend.

Topics of Interest:

Our 2020 annual meeting photo slide show.

Created by Hartford Art School Civic Design class members Paulina Modestow, Darcy Peterson, and Emma Schroh and presented at our 2019 annual meeting.

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