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April 2021

Spring Story Walks with the Sherman Library

April 10 @ 8:00 am - April 18 @ 5:00 pm

From Saturday, April 10 to Sunday, April 18, the Sherman Library invites families to enjoy two stories while exploring the outdoors:  one in conjunction with Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy and the other with the Sherman School.  When registered, participants will receive a map for both locations.  Those who complete the walks and email a picture of their experience to the Sherman Library will earn a reward!   Photos will not be used by the Sherman Library without permission. What is a…

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May 2021

Saving Special Places: Land Conservation in Connecticut at the Sherman Library

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sherman's conserved land makes this community a special place to live and play.  Curious about how the work of land conservation happens? In 2020, Naromi Land Trust merged with Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust and became Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy (NCLC).  NCLC is Connecticut’s largest land trust, permanently protecting over 12,500 acres of land in Litchfield and Fairfield Counties. NCLC’s landholdings include 21 public preserves. In addition, NCLC protects 40 working farms, 3,000 acres of habitat for rare and endangered species,…

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Connecticut’s Indigenous Communities and the Natural World

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Did you know that New England was not a “wilderness”, as described by the early English settlers, but a built and managed landscape? Connecticut’s Indigenous communities have long, rich histories that extend back thousands of years before the arrival of settler-colonists.  Indigenous communities had long been managing the physical environment to enhance plant and animal populations. Indigenous folklore and sacred stories reflect this stewardship. Join NCLC for a fascinating virtual presentation about Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples led by Dr. Lucianne Lavin,…

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June 2021

Technology and Your Land

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On June 3, join Conservation Easement Manager Kate Losey for a presentation on land stewardship and monitoring technology. This presentation will be a showcase of the technology we are using at NCLC to enhance our stewardship and land protection.   Learn about how we use GPS and tablets, satellite and aerial imagery, computer mapping, and Google Earth.  This presentation will also explain what technology is accessible to conservation easement landowners and how NCLC can help landowners gain new insights into their…

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CT Trails Day

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Did you know that the first weekend in June is National Trails Day? On this weekend communities nationwide celebrate our natural lands by walking, hiking, or biking their favorite local trails. Connecticut is a Trails Day leader. Each year land trusts lead hundreds of events across the state. This year, NCLC will host two Trails Day events on Saturday, June 5 (rain date June 6) in Sherman and Brookfield. We are thrilled to be leading in-person hikes again. However, due…

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July 2021

Second Saturday at Kent Barns

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

We'll be at the July Second Saturday and hope you stop by our table to say hello and pick up a trail map for one of our Kent preserves. We hope to see you there! The NCLC office is located in Kent Barns and on the second Saturday of the month you can enjoy pop-up shops, live music, and the Kent Flower Market featuring beautiful flowers grown by Anderson Acres Farm on land protected by NCLC. It's a lovely way…

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August 2021

Mount Tom Hike

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a tour of "the other" Mount Tom Preserve. Not to be confused with the state park by the same name, NCLC's Mount Tom Preserve is located just 11 minutes from downtown New Milford.  This guided hike will follow a 1.3-mile loop trail.  There is a short, moderately steep portion as you approach the summit.  Kate Losey, NCLC's conservation easement manager, will lead this hike and share some of the features that make this preserve so special. We…

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October 2021

Cobble Mountain Hike at Macedonia Brook State Park

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Housatonic Heritage Hike at Macedonia State Park Join NCLC for an invigorating hike to our Cobble Mountain Preserve, accessible from Macedonia Brook State Park. The trail passes along Macedonia Brook and includes a steep ascent to a rocky outcrop on the blue-blazed Macedonia Ridge Trail. The blue-blazed Macedonia Ridge Trail passes through NCLC’s Cobble Mountain Preserve. NCLC has protected 192 acres of land surrounding Macedonia State Park, including 86 acres of ridgeline and the northwestern hillside of Cobble Mountain. The…

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Grand Opening of New Trails at the Mallory Preserve

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join NCLC for a second grand opening of new trails at the Mallory Preserve in Sherman.  In June, we celebrated the new lower loop trail.  Now we have completed the more challenging upper loop, adding over one mile to the trail system. NCLC will lead hikes of the lower trail (an easy hike) and the newly constructed upper loop (a more challenging hike).  The schedule of the hikes is below. Space is limited. Please register for a specific hike by…

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Spot the Signs! Wildlife Tracking Hike for Beginners

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nostrand Preserve, 56 Squire Road, New Milford, CT 06776, 56 Squire Road
New Milford, CT 06776 United States
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Wildlife Tracking Hike at Kahn and Nostrand Preserves We know our forests are home to many different animals. Do you know how to spot the signs that wildlife leave behind?  Join NCLC for a hike at the Kahn and Nostrand Preserves to learn how to spot the signs of our native habitants.  Led by NCLC and Summer Hoogenboom, wildlife biologist and NCLC volunteer, participants will take a guided walk and learn the basics of wildlife tracking and general facts about…

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