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and Wildlife
Corridors
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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.

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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.

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Our Projects

LaSalette Trail

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

 

Speer Preserve

The Speer Preserve is rich with diversity. Hikers will be treated to an upland hardwood forest strewn with…

 

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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WLT Annual Meeting & Monarch Butterfly Presentation

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!

 

 

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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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