Ives Farm Barn, 1585 Cheshire Street, Sunday, October 16 at 1 p.m. Benjamin is the Director of Environmental Education at Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy in Litchfield. The conservancy is primarily a breeding facility for rare and endangered species of waterfowl (ducks, geese, and swans). Over 450 individual birds of 70 different species from all across the globe call the Conservancy home. Join Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society at CLT's Ives Farm barn for this FREE family program. Please bring a chair. Rain or Shine. For more information, call (860) 995-0656.
The Cheshire Land Trust proudly presents the Ives Farm Tractor Trot 5K. Runners will traverse woodlands, circle vegetable and hay fields, and visit the banks of the Quinnipiac River on trails and farm paths.
The course begins and ends at the farm's centerpiece - a picturesque red timber-frame barn. The setting, Ives Farm, is a gem among the Cheshire Land Trust's protected open spaces. Festivities will officially kick-off with a 9:30 a.m. start. Post-run festivities will include food, entertainment, vendor/exhibitor booths, and a tractor display. Runners and walkers welcome.
Ives Farm is now open for Business
The circa 1790 Hotchkiss house was the homestead of the Ives family since 1867 up until Betty Ives bequeathed the 164 acre farm to CLT in 2006. The farm stand is now open. Support community grown agriculture. Consider buying a CSA today. Call 203-271-0113 or visit T&D Growers website tanddgrowers.com.
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 28 properties
and 6 conservation easements totaling 582 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 Mark Kasinskas or call 203-806-0258 or Dave Schrumm 203-272-2689.
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