Dear Members & Supporters,
We would like to share an important and exciting opportunity to widen the impact of your land preservation efforts and improve the long-term sustainability of the Wintonbury Land Trust. As mentioned in past newsletters and at our annual membership meeting in June, we are looking to strengthen our work by deepening partnerships with organizations that also protect the environment, preserve local farms, and connect people with nature.
Through the Connecticut Land Conservation Council we increasingly have been working with and getting to know neighboring land trusts. We identified many similarities with East Granby Land Trust and West Hartford Land Trust and last year invited them to formally explore the potential for forming a regional land trust to our mutual benefit. Our leadership talks discovered:
As a Wintonbury Land Trust supporter, we invite you to attend one of the following information sessions to discuss a potential merger with East Granby Land Trust and West Hartford Land Trust:
At each information session we will share what we have learned and how a merger of our land trusts could strengthen the work we do, and of course we will have time for your questions and suggestions. We hope you attend!
Dale Bertoldi, Sten Caspersson, Victor Herson, Paula Jones, Suzanne Petke, Christopher Shepard, Ashley Stewart, and Alexa Tzanova
The WLT Board of Directors
We will update this page with materials as they become available. If you have questions, please contact us.
February 8 & 16
Information Sessions about potential merger for Land Trust members and supporters
Confidential merger feasibility study with East Granby Land Trust and West Hartford Land Trust
Land Trust Alliance risk management assessment
“Building Enduring Land Trusts” grant from The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation
Connecticut Land Conservation Council’s Farmington River Valley Partnerships & Mergers Education Series
Connecticut Land Conservation Council’s Regional Summit of Land Trusts