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Tour de Lyme 2017

Date: Sun May 21, 2017
Time: starting at 8 am

Ashlawn Farms, Bill Hill Road, Lyme CT

Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Lyme Land Conservation Trust

JStandartTdeLPlease join us for the fifth annual Tour de Lyme cycling event with beautifully scenic routes for all ages and levels. We’re looking forward seeing you!

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The Lyme Land Trust inaugurated Tour de Lyme in 2013 as an annual bike ride to raise funds to support its mission of preserving and protecting environmentally important land in Lyme.

photos by Joe Standart

Lyme Land Trust’s 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting

Date: Fri May 26, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm

Lyme Public Hall, 249 Hamburg Road (Rte 156) Hamburg, CT

Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org

Happy 50th anniversary! The annual meeting this year is exactly 50 years after the first Lyme Land Trust annual meeting May 26, 1967.

Everyone is welcome. The evening will begin with casual social time and then a brief  business meeting. Members will be asked to vote for new director nominees.

Ct Trails Day Walk

Date: Sat June 3, 2017
Time: 10am -12pm

Slawson Preserve
Parking at 435 Hamburg Road, (Rte 156). Lyme CT.

Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org

Join us for this walk at the Lyme Land Trust’s Slawson 54-acre nature preserve. There are no marked trails on the property. We will have an opportunity to see the work that is being done to create habitat for the threatened New England Cottontail rabbit in cooperation with private landowners and the State. The abutting landowners agreed to harvest mature trees to create early successional habitat over a 6 to 10 year time period. The first harvest on private land was completed in the winter of 2014-15. After receiving funding from the federal NRCS EQIP program, the Land Trust harvest will happen in about a year or so. The Nehantic State Forest will have a tree harvest a few years after that. Staggering the treatments will ensure that desirable young brushy habitat is available over a longer period of time. The creation of early successional habitat is also beneficial to other species such as the prairie warbler, ruffed grouse, indigo bunting, American woodcock, wood turtle, and blue spotted salamander. Interested residents can find more information at http://newenglandcottontail.org.

Parking is available at 435 Hamburg Rd (Rte 156), Lyme, CT. We have permission to park at the end of this long private driveway for this special event only.

Photo by Carly & Art

50th Anniversary Celebration Special Party

Date: Sat June 24, 2017
Time: 5pm - 8pm

Grassy Hill Road Preserve

Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org

Join us for this special celebration. We are in the process of planning a  special event to celebrate this milestone. So far we know we will have live music! Ramblin Dan Stevens with friends and Plywood Cowboy will play for us. And delicious food! Four Mile River Farm will provide hamburgers and hot dogs. And wine, beer and soft drinks. Free to members of the Lyme Land Trust. Non-member’s payment will be considered membership dues in the Trust.

50th Anniversary Exhibit of the Lyme Land Trust at the Lyme Public Hall

Date: Sun July 2, 2017 thru Tue July 4, 2017
Time: TBD

Lyme Public Hall

Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org

A special 4th of July exhibit in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Land Trust. Everyone is welcome. Free admission.


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