Due to the heavy snow, the February 6th Stewardship Day at Ives Farm has been cancelled.
We hope hope to see you at our next stewardship Saturday March 5, 2016 Details will follow.
Thanks to the generosity of Whitney & Lori Watts and Chris Baillie, donors of a 4.7 acre property on Inverness Court, the Trust now has a direct connection to the 40 acre Russell Family Preserve it abutts along its westerly reach from Inverness Court. The area has been named “Inverness Glen”. A glen is a hollow or valley (traversed by a stream or river); a steep narrow-sided valley. This property certainly meets that descriptive name. The property has a narrow frontage along Inverness Court where a stream crosses under the road on its decent to Willow brook. The densely forested hilly terrain widens as it reaches to the Russell property. This property is part of a 171 connected acres owned by the state, town and CLT.
All trails open at Ives & Pelz Farm as of January 1st, 2016
Explore Cheshire's natural, historic and beautiful places
Roaring Brook Fed Wetlands
Ives Winter - Photo by Tim Slocum
Annual Meeting March 2015
Joy Vanderlek,Sam Waldo, Mark Kasinskas, Tim Slocum, Dave Schrumm, Rick Marinaro, Janice Bryden with guest speaker and Town Historian Jeanne Chesanow
Preservationof natural resources of the State of Connecticut, including water resources,
marshland, swamp, woodland, open spaces and the plant and animal life
of unique historic and scenic sites.
the scientific study of and educate the public regarding local natural
resources including plants, animals, birds and other wildlife.
by gift, purchase or otherwise, real and personal property for the benefit
of all the inhabitants of the State of Connecticut for conservational,
educational, scientific and recreational purposes.
Join the Cheshire Land Trust
Open spaces provide habitat for wildlife, protection for
our water supply and countless benefits to the community. Cheshire's pristine
wetlands, green ways, farmland and open spaces must never be taken for
granted. Join in our mission to preserve the town's natural character
and beauty. Membership offers you the opportunity
to make a difference.
The Cheshire Land Trust seeks gifts of land thus ensuring
its preservation for future generations. Today we actively manage 27 properties
and 6 conservation easements totaling 578 acres. Membership dues and contributions
provide for management of these properties. CLT is a 501(c)3 tax exempt corporation. Your donations are tax deductable. We receive no taxpayer funds.
The Cheshire Land Trust Governing Board meets monthly,
usually the 3rd Thursday, 7:00 PM at the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce office located at 195 S. Main St.
would like to attend, contact Janice Bryden or Tim Slocum 203-272-3529 or Dave Schrumm 203-272-2689.
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