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November 2020

You’re Invited: 2020 Annual Meeting

November 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join NCLC board and staff for our annual meeting over Zoom. The annual meeting is an opportunity to come together to celebrate the good work accomplished in 2020 and the partnerships that make land conservation possible and to answer your questions about regional land conservation. Click here to register online.

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March 2021

Bears of Connecticut by Paul Colburn

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NCLC welcomes Paul Colburn, a CT DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist, for a presentation on black bears in Connecticut. Paul will present an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior, and current research efforts. Paul will also include tips on how to be “bear aware” for optimum coexistence. Bring your questions! Registration is required. Click here to sign up.  

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Trees of Connecticut: Identification for Beginners

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Connecticut has a wide variety of coniferous and deciduous trees, many of which can be found right in your backyard! NCLC presents Connecticut Audubon Society’s Conservation Biologist Jim Arrigoni as he reviews the different characteristics that are useful for identifying trees and applies them to common Connecticut species. Join us online on Wednesday, March 24 at 7:00 PM for a fun and interactive introduction to tree identification. Click here to register. NCLC is able to present free programs thanks to…

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April 2021

Frog Frolic at Towner Hill Preserve

April 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy and Great Hollow for a guided hike to witness the spring migration and breeding of wood frogs. Every spring, wood frogs emerge from hibernation underground and migrate as far as a half mile to their unique and ephemeral breeding habitats known as vernal pools. We'll hike up to the vernal pools at the top of the Towner Hill Preserve in Sherman to see wood frogs in action and listen to their chorus of mating calls.…

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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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