Posts Tagged ‘ Aspetuck Land Trust ’

Highstead and Aspetuck Land Trust lead new conservation initiative

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

It’s about protecting imperiled streams, drinking water reservoirs, and plant and wildlife habitat.

Aspetuck Land Trust receives 4.57-acre parcel of open space in Fairfield

May 14th, 2014 | By

The Aspetuck Land Trust announced it has accepted a donation of 4.57 acres of land at 199 Horseshoe Lane near Merwins Lane. The land donation means a total of 131 acres of land in Fairfield within 22 separate preserves are now managed by the land trust and designated as protected open space forever.

Aspetuck Land Trust Trout Brook Valley Program To ‘Disturb Habitat’

May 7th, 2014 | By

The Aspetuck Land Trust is getting ready to clear a 7-acre space in its Trout Brook Valley Conservation Area in Weston and Easton. Volunteers and members will clear the area, which begins near the Bradley Road entrance, in an effort to “create a more inviting meadow habitat for birds, box turtles and pollinating insects that

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“ALT Art” exhibition to benefit Aspetuck Land Trust

Oct 9th, 2013 | By

The Aspetuck Land Trust (ALT) today announced details on “ALT Arts – A Celebration of the Aspetuck Land Trust,” a fundraising exhibition focusing on the work of nearly 40 regional artists and marking 47 years since ALT began acquiring and preserving open space in Westport, Weston, Easton and Fairfield. Work by local artists in the

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Aspectuck Land Trust announces new leadership

Oct 7th, 2013 | By
Outgoing president, Princie Falkenhagen, poses with incoming president Dick Ritzel of Easton. (photo: Don Hyman)

Aspetuck Land Trust’s Board of Directors has unanimously approved the election of Dick Ritzel of Easton as the new president of the open space preservation organization founded in 1966. The trust today owns or manages more than 1,700 acres of conserved open space in Easton, Fairfield, Weston and Westport.

Author-Activist Bill McKibben Kicks Off New Aspetuck Land Trust Lecture Series

Aug 27th, 2013 | By
From left, Aspetuck Land Trust executive committee members: Princie Falkenhagen, Easton, Lisa Brodlie, Weston, author Bill McKibben, Nancy Moon, Fairfield, Heather Williams, Westport, and Aspetuck Land Trust executive director David Brant from Fairfield. (contributed)

Speaking to some 200 Aspetuck Land Trust members from Fairfield, Weston, Westport and Easton gathered at the Pequot Library earlier this month, climate change activist author Bill McKibben reported on the risks and challenges within the global climate change public policy debate.

Scouts earn Eagle Award

Jun 24th, 2013 | By

Troop 199 is proud to announce that six of its scouts were honored for achieving the Eagle Scout Award on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010. The scouts honored were Ethan Freedman, Arjun Jain, Patrick McGuinness, Michael Silk, Sean Raftery and David Watkins. The ceremony took place at Roger Ludlowe Middle School Auditorium. The Honorable Daniel Caruso

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Robert Miller: Preserving the Aspetuck branches

Jul 21st, 2012 | By

The landscape — the streams and hills and floodplains — was here before people. The hills straddle over the lines on maps, and the rivers flow through them. They know where they should be. Likewise, they are oblivious to land trusts and conservancy groups. A river’s course may change because of floods and may cut

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Aspetuck Land Trust elects a new Board of Directors

Jul 13th, 2012 | By

Members of the Aspetuck Land Trust, a local non-profit land conservation group, voted to elect five board members representing Easton, Fairfield, Weston and Westport to new terms on the board of directors of the 46-year-old organization. via Aspetuck Land Trust elects a new Board of Directors |

Aspetuck Land Trust’s Free Summer Hikes

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By

Join one of Aspetuck Land Trust’s free July hikes!  These adult & kids educational hikes are open to everyone but have limited space, so sign up today.  Upcoming weekend hikes include:   July 7 – Wildflower & Native Shrubs, 10-11:30am, Stonebridge Preserve, Weston July 21 – Kids Take an Art Hike, 10-11:30am, Benjamin Wildflower Preserve, Weston July 28 – Kids Butterfly

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More spring migrants and breeders (beautiful pictures from Scott Kruitbosch

May 10th, 2012 | By

More spring migrants and breeders I found 76 species of birds including 21 species of warblers at the Trout Brook Valley Conservation Area of the Aspetuck Land Trust on May 8. It was another dark and dreary sort of day, far from a photographers dream amongst a sea of leaves, but here are some shots

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Conservation Services: Helping Aspetuck Land Trust Protect Its Trout Brook Valley Preserve

Dec 18th, 2011 | By

Finding the proper balance between protecting sensitive habitats on conservation land and giving the public an opportunity to enjoy those lands is one of the thorniest issues conservation organizations deal with. At the Aspetuck Land Trust’s 1,009-acre Trout Brook Valley Preserve, Connecticut Audubon Society’s conservation scientists are working to help find that proper balance. Located

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Connecticut Audubon Society to Develop Conservation & Management Plan for Aspetuck Land Trust’s Trout Brook Valley Preserve

Nov 30th, 2011 | By

The Aspetuck Land Trust announced plans in October this year to work with the Connecticut Audubon Society to develop an adaptive management and conservation strategy for the Trout Brook Valley Preserve. The objective is to gather information to help ALT maintain Trout Brook Valley in a natural state while simultaneously supporting its public use goal encouraging passive recreational use and enjoyment of the property. Click on this environmental headline to read more on this story from Twan Leenders, Conservation Biologist with the Connecticut Audubon Society.

Water fowl thriving in Fairfield coastal preserve – Fairfield Citizen

Aug 28th, 2010 | By

A swath of Fairfield marshland, preserved from development five years ago, paid off on that investment last week when a group of bird enthusiasts gathered to marvel at the water fowl that make their home in the coastal enclave. Great Salt Marsh Island, purchased by the Aspetuck Land Trust and the town of Fairfield in

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