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Cheshire Land Trust
Preserving Land as a Living Resource Since 1969

News, Notes & Happenings

CLT produces The Balance Sheet twice a year. The newsletter is mailed to members, business owners and local officials. The name for the newsletter was coined by Tom Pool, an energetic and dedicated past president who had his hand in many things to help grow the fledgling organization. Balance is derived from our preserve open space while respecting the needs for the community to grow and develop. The name also demonstrates the importance the governing board places on its accountability to members.


March 2017 Financial Statement 2016    
March 2016 Financial Statement 2015 September 2016 Minutes 3/26/15 Annual Meeting
March 2015 Financial Statement 2014 September 2015 Minutes 3/27/14 Annual Meeting
March 2014 Financial Statement 2013 September 2014 Minutes 3/14/13 Annual Meeting
March 2013 Financial Statement 2012 September 2013 Minutes 3/29/12 Annual Meeting
March 2012 Financial Statement 2011 August 2012 Minutes 3/31/11 Annual Meeting
March 2011 Financial Statement 2010 August 2011  
March 2010 Financial Statement 2009 August 2010  
March 2009 Financial Statement 2008 August 2009  
March 2008 Financial Statement 2007 Fall - September 2007  
March 2007 Financial Statement 2006 August 2006  
March 2006  

Photos & Notes from past events

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TractorTrot2016The Cheshire Land Trust's First Annual Tractor Trot 5K at Ives Farm is in the history books. On a cool partly cloudy morning 74 runners finished the 3.1 mile course that traversed woodlands, vegetable and hay fields and a section of the Quinnipiac River. The well planned and clearly marked course was cheered by runners who promised to return for the 2017 run.


Tractor Trot I

The Start

Out of the Gate

The Walkers

Onto the Cornfields

Halfway Corner

Leader Doug Levens nearing the halfway mark leads 74 finishers

Doug Levens - First Place

Lisa Wawrzynowski - First Place female (5th over all)

Tiny bug...huge problem

Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash BorerPresence of the Emerald Ash Borer is widely prevelent in the state. First spotted in Prospect, CT, Cheshire’s neighboring community to the west, the tiny insect is now on course to bring devastation to Connecticut's ash tree populations. The Emerald Ash Borer is responsible for the death and decline of tens of millions of ash trees from the midwest to New York State and south to Tennessee. Ash makes up about 6% to 7% of Connecticut’s diverse forests and is a common urban tree.

According to the DEEP, "The EAB is a small and destructive beetle, metallic green in color, and approximately 1/2 inch long and 1/8 inch wide. Adults emerge from the bark of infested trees leaving a small “D”-shaped exit hole roughly 1/8 inch in diameter. This insect is native to Asia and was first discovered in the Detroit, MI and Windsor, Ontario regions of North America in 2002. It has since spread through the movement of firewood, solid-wood packing materials, infested ash trees, and by natural flight dispersal. There is an embargo on the transport of Connecticut cut firewood to any out of state destination.

The town has embarked on a tree removal program as it impacts ash trees along streets and around the town's parks, schools and other public properties. The Cheshire Land Trust in interested in learning about any potential EAB sightings on or around CLT property. If you think you may have spotted EAB on Cheshire Land Trust property, please visit or to verify if the insect looks like the one you saw. If it looks like emerald ash borer or emerald ash borer damage, please call the CAES at 1-203-974-8440, and notify the Cheshire Land Trust at 203-806-5165.











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