Land Trust Preserving Land as
a Living Resource Since 1969
The Cheshire Land Trust is a nonprofit corporation funded entirely by donor contributions from members of the community. We receive no taxpayer support.
2015 Annual Meeting Honorees
Eagle Scout Alex Housemann - trail work At Brooke Preservewith President Kasinskas & Stewardship chair Rick Marinaro
Eagle Scout Charles Biddescombe - Signage and trail work at Old Farms preserve
Key Club members-Alyssa Matx, Jack Keenan,Claudia Buszta, Jenni Kwiatkowski - Stewardship Day cleanup work.
Hike Brooke Preserve Sunday 4/26/2015
The Cheshire Land Trust will host a hike Sunday, April 26, at 1 p.m. on the Brooke Preserve property on Sperry Road. Hiking time is less than a hour. Hikers will be led through beautiful woodland with a small gorge along the winding 1.5 mile trail. Difficulty: easy to moderate. Hiking boots and water suggested. Rain cancels. There is a small parking lot at the base of the property on Sperry Road. Cheshire Land Trust is on Facebook and property map & trail info can be found below.
The Cheshire Land Trust received an important donation of six acres of property along Waterbury Road in west Cheshire from Francis Roke, Jr and his sister Diane M. Tansley. The area has been named “Josephine’s Woods” in honor of the donor’s grandmother. The property has frontage along Waterbury Rd. opposite Blackies, features extensive wetlands covering about 40% of the acreage. The rest of the property is forested with mixed hardwoods and is noteworthy for rocky outcrops along Edgecomb Rd.
Six Acres donated by Francis Roke, Jr. & Diane M. Tansley
Brooke Preserve expanded thanks to donation by
Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Kolstad
The property consists of a small area of wetlands and several acres of early growth, upland forest. The area has been named Kolstad Woods. This gift expands our forty acre Brooke Preserve that we received from the Carpenter-Blackburn family in 2005.
Discover Cheshire's natural, historic and beautiful places
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.
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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April 21, 2015