The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. For the health and safety of participants, this month’s meeting will be conducted by conference call. Please contact us for details on how to participate.
(NOTE, rescheduled from Wednesday, April 8.)
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.
Details to be announced.
Rescheduled: For the health and safety of our guests, dinner hosts, and volunteers, Wine & Dine has been rescheduled from April 25 to September 26.
Join Us for Our Community-Wide Dinner & Fundraiser on Saturday, September 26
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, September 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 September 10.
- Register online with a credit card.
- Print a PDF Registration Form to mail-in with a check.
- Can’t attend? Make a donation or voice your support in the printed program.
- Questions? Contact email@example.com.
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:
- Proper stewardship requires periodic mowing of pastures, fields, and meadows. We “caught up” on some deferred cutting at the Sinnot Farm-The Knoll site and maintained our Hawk Hill Farm pastures, Stout Family Fields, and Evans Family Meadows.
- Work with the town to promote Lisa Lane Farm community gardens and to improve the LaSalette Trail.
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.
- 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: