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.
Connecticut TRAILS DAY Hike
Old Farms Preserve & Dedominicis Property
Saturday June 6th, 9am
Join the Cheshire Land Trust for a 2-hour exploration of the CLT’s Old Farms Preserve and the Town of Cheshire’s Dedominicis Property. Together, these properties include over 200 acres of preserved open space. Discussion about habitat types, local forest history, and open space stewardship practices. If you have never visited these properties, now is your chance! Hike will travel about 2 miles. Meet at 9am a the CLT's new Old Farms Preserve trailhead, Old Farms Road, Cheshire (Note: NOT Old Land Road trailhead!)
Difficulty: moderate. Heavy rain cancels. Tips: Hiking boots, walking stick, camera, and water (strongly suggested).
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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May 20, 2015