Past Events

Trailblazer walk – Griswold Point, Old Lyme

Date: Tue September 12, 2017
Time: 9:00am
Place: Meet at parking lot for White Sands Beach, Old Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
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griswold-point-copyJoin us for this easy walk in Old Lyme along the beach of Long Island Sound. Everyone is welcome.

This week’s hike starts at White Sands Beach as we explore Griswold Point Preserve in Old Lyme, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. We will walk along the beach at low tide and go as far as we can on Griswold Point. Bring a pair of water shoes in case we need to wade part of the way. It is a wonderful spot for bird-watching. Bring your binoculars and water bottle. We will walk about 2 miles.

Rain cancels.

Directions: From I-95N Exit 70, follow Rte. 156 south for about 3 miles. Take a right onto Old Shore Road. Go 0.5 miles and turn right onto White Sands Beach Road. Follow straight to the White Sands Beach Parking Lot.

photo by Wendolyn Hill


griswold-point-copyJoin us for this easy walk in Old Lyme along the beach of Long Island Sound. Everyone is welcome.

This week’s hike starts at White Sands Beach as we explore Griswold Point Preserve in Old Lyme, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. We will walk along the beach at low tide and go as far as we can on Griswold Point. Bring a pair of water shoes in case we need to wade part of the way. It is a wonderful spot for bird-watching. Bring your binoculars and water bottle. We will walk about 2 miles.

Rain cancels.

Directions: From I-95N Exit 70, follow Rte. 156 south for about 3 miles. Take a right onto Old Shore Road. Go 0.5 miles and turn right onto White Sands Beach Road. Follow straight to the White Sands Beach Parking Lot.

photo by Wendolyn Hill


Anthony Irving Plays the Guitar at Lyme Farmers Market

Date: Sat September 9, 2017
Time: 9am-12:30
Place: Lyme Farmers Market, Ashlawn Farms, Bill Hill Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
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Come to the Lyme Farmers Market on Saturday and be serenaded with beautiful guitar music by Lyme Land Trust board member Anthony Irving. All donations received will support the Lyme Land Conservation Trust.

Lyme Farmers MarketAs Chip Dahlke, owner of Ashlawn Farm says, “Tony is coming for some musical mellowness. Please throw some cash in his case. All proceeds will benefit the Lyme Land Conservation Trust. Who’s better than Tony? When it comes to hugging trees, Tony is the main man.”


Come to the Lyme Farmers Market on Saturday and be serenaded with beautiful guitar music by Lyme Land Trust board member Anthony Irving. All donations received will support the Lyme Land Conservation Trust.

Lyme Farmers MarketAs Chip Dahlke, owner of Ashlawn Farm says, “Tony is coming for some musical mellowness. Please throw some cash in his case. All proceeds will benefit the Lyme Land Conservation Trust. Who’s better than Tony? When it comes to hugging trees, Tony is the main man.”


Be an Eco-Warrior for the Eightmile River Watershed

Date: Mon August 21, 2017 thru Fri September 8, 2017
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Place: Meet at Burnham Brook Preserve in East Haddam
Contact Email: erobinson@tnc.org
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Come for an hour or a day. Click on the poster for details.

Volunteers who are interested in helping, contact Liz Robinson at erobinson@tnc.org
or call (203) 558-7661.

 


Come for an hour or a day. Click on the poster for details.

Volunteers who are interested in helping, contact Liz Robinson at erobinson@tnc.org
or call (203) 558-7661.

 


Trailblazer walk – Lynde Point, Fenwick, Old Saybrook

Date: Tue September 5, 2017
Time: 9:30am
Place: Lynde Point, Fenwick, Old Saybrook. Park in Fenwick Borough Parking lot on the right after Rte. 154 Causeway.
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
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Join us for this easy walk in Old Saybrook along the shores of South Cove and Long Island Sound. Everyone is welcome.Lynde point Lighthouse

This week’€™s hike will explore Lynde Point Land Trust Preserve in Fenwick Borough in Old Saybrook, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. Part of the walk will be along the beach. It is a wonderful spot for birdwatching. Bring your binoculars and water bottle. We will walk about 3 miles.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Take I-95S to Exit 68, Old Saybrook. Follow Rte. 1 into Old Saybrook Center. Turn left on Main Street (Rte. 154). Follow Rte. 154 over the Causeway. On the right, 1/4 mile past the Causeway, enter the second entrance of the parking lot for Fenwick Borough.

photo by Wendolyn Hill


Join us for this easy walk in Old Saybrook along the shores of South Cove and Long Island Sound. Everyone is welcome.Lynde point Lighthouse

This week’€™s hike will explore Lynde Point Land Trust Preserve in Fenwick Borough in Old Saybrook, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. Part of the walk will be along the beach. It is a wonderful spot for birdwatching. Bring your binoculars and water bottle. We will walk about 3 miles.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Take I-95S to Exit 68, Old Saybrook. Follow Rte. 1 into Old Saybrook Center. Turn left on Main Street (Rte. 154). Follow Rte. 154 over the Causeway. On the right, 1/4 mile past the Causeway, enter the second entrance of the parking lot for Fenwick Borough.

photo by Wendolyn Hill


Trailblazers walk-Chestnut Hill

Date: Tue August 22, 2017
Time: 9:30 am -11:30 am
Place: Chestnut Hill, Sterling Hill Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Lyme Land Conservation Trust and Town of Lyme
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Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome.

This week’€™s hike will explore Chestnut Hill Preserve and continue into Nehantic State Forest on “Balanced Rock” forest road to Uncas Lake and back, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. The hike is about 2.5 miles long. We will meet at the entrance to the Preserve on Sterling Hill Road. If you want, bring your bathing suit for a swim at Uncas afterwards.

Rain Cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 to Sterling City Road (either by Tiffany Farm or the Hamburg Fairgrounds). Go about 1 mile. Turn onto Sterling Hill Road. Chestnut Hill entrance is about 0.5 mile on the right. Parking is along the side of the road.

Photo: At Balanced Rock, by Wendolyn Hill


Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome.

This week’€™s hike will explore Chestnut Hill Preserve and continue into Nehantic State Forest on “Balanced Rock” forest road to Uncas Lake and back, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. The hike is about 2.5 miles long. We will meet at the entrance to the Preserve on Sterling Hill Road. If you want, bring your bathing suit for a swim at Uncas afterwards.

Rain Cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 to Sterling City Road (either by Tiffany Farm or the Hamburg Fairgrounds). Go about 1 mile. Turn onto Sterling Hill Road. Chestnut Hill entrance is about 0.5 mile on the right. Parking is along the side of the road.

Photo: At Balanced Rock, by Wendolyn Hill


Lower CT River Valley Plan of Conservation and Development Workshop #1

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Date: Thu August 17, 2017
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Place: Westbrook Town Hall 866 Boston Post Road, Westbrook CT
Contact Email: info@rivercog.org
Presenter: The Lower CT River Valley Council of Governments (RiverCOG)
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As a part of the process of preparing and adopting a Regional Plan of Conservation & Development, the Regional Planning Committee has scheduled workshops designed to inform the region’s residents and to seek information that will guide the RPC and the Plan. What is your vision for the lower CT Valley Region?

Workshop#2, Saturday, September 16, 2017, Wesleyan University, Usdan University Center, Daniel Family Commons (3rd Floor) 45 Wyllys Avenue), Middletown  1pm to 3pm

For more information and to take a survey to provide input pertinent to the Regional Plan, go to https://www.rivercogregionalplan.org/

 


As a part of the process of preparing and adopting a Regional Plan of Conservation & Development, the Regional Planning Committee has scheduled workshops designed to inform the region’s residents and to seek information that will guide the RPC and the Plan. What is your vision for the lower CT Valley Region?

Workshop#2, Saturday, September 16, 2017, Wesleyan University, Usdan University Center, Daniel Family Commons (3rd Floor) 45 Wyllys Avenue), Middletown  1pm to 3pm

For more information and to take a survey to provide input pertinent to the Regional Plan, go to https://www.rivercogregionalplan.org/

 


Volunteer Work Party to plant trees at Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve-Meet on Brush Hill Road.

Date: Tue August 8, 2017
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Place: Park by the parking lot entrance on Brush Hill Road about 1/2 mile south of Hadlyme Country Market
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

We are excited to report that the trails at the Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve are all blazed and the parking lot on Brush Hill Road is completed!!! Almost there! We now need help planting 17 holly trees along the driveway to the parking lot. The trees are being planted to create a buffer for the neighbor. We will need workers with shovels and anything else you have that will help with planting trees.  Don’t forget heavy your duty gloves and bug spray.

Rain Cancels.

Directions: Park on Brush Hill Road by the parking lot entrance about 1/2 mile south of the Hadlyme Country Store.


We are excited to report that the trails at the Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve are all blazed and the parking lot on Brush Hill Road is completed!!! Almost there! We now need help planting 17 holly trees along the driveway to the parking lot. The trees are being planted to create a buffer for the neighbor. We will need workers with shovels and anything else you have that will help with planting trees.  Don’t forget heavy your duty gloves and bug spray.

Rain Cancels.

Directions: Park on Brush Hill Road by the parking lot entrance about 1/2 mile south of the Hadlyme Country Store.


Volunteer Work Party at Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve

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photo by Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue August 1, 2017 thru Thu August 3, 2017
Time: Tues Aug 1 Wed 2, Thurs 3, 9:30-11:30am
Place: Tues Aug 1: Meet near 410 Joshuatown Road-about 1/4 mile north of the Selden Preserve Parking area. Wed and Thurs Aug 2 and 3: Meet at the Ravine Trail Entrance on Mitchell Hill Road
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
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Please join us to continue developing trails at the Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve. We will need some chainsaws and power tools. We will also need people to clear away branches and prune saplings and brush. Bring along heavy-duty gloves and loppers. Don’t forget bug spray and ear protection.

A great big thank you to everyone who has helped so far.

Rain Cancels.

Directions: Tues Aug 1: Meet near 410 Joshuatown Road-about 1/4 mile north of the Selden Preserve Parking area.
Wed and Thurs Aug 2 and 3: Meet at the Ravine Trail Entrance on Mitchell Hill Road


Please join us to continue developing trails at the Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve. We will need some chainsaws and power tools. We will also need people to clear away branches and prune saplings and brush. Bring along heavy-duty gloves and loppers. Don’t forget bug spray and ear protection.

A great big thank you to everyone who has helped so far.

Rain Cancels.

Directions: Tues Aug 1: Meet near 410 Joshuatown Road-about 1/4 mile north of the Selden Preserve Parking area.
Wed and Thurs Aug 2 and 3: Meet at the Ravine Trail Entrance on Mitchell Hill Road


Programs in the Park

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Photos by Matt Nochisaki
Date: Sat July 15, 2017 thru Sat July 29, 2017
Time: 10:00-11:00 am, July 15, 22, 29
Place: Devil's Hopyard State Park Meet at Covered Bridge
Contact Email: pyoung@eightmileriver.org
Presenter: Eightmile River Wild and Scenic Watershed Committee
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July 15: The Fascinating World of Insects  

July 22: Birding for All Ages

July 29: Living Waters

For  more information about all of the programs: 8Mile Family Programs


July 15: The Fascinating World of Insects  

July 22: Birding for All Ages

July 29: Living Waters

For  more information about all of the programs: 8Mile Family Programs


Volunteer Work Party at Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve – Meet on Brush Hill Road.

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photo by Wendolyn Hill
Date: Mon July 24, 2017 thru Fri July 28, 2017
Time: Mon July 24, Wed 26, Thurs 27, 9:30-11:30am
Place: Park on side of Brush Hill Road about 1/4 mile south of Hadlyme Country Market
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Please join us to continue developing trails at the Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve. We will need some chainsaws and power tools. We will also need people to clear away branches and prune saplings and brush. Bring along heavy-duty gloves and loppers. Don’t forget bug spray and ear protection.

A great big thank you to everyone who has helped so far.

Rain Cancels.

Directions: Park on Brush Hill Road about 1/4 mile south of the Hadlyme Country Store.


Please join us to continue developing trails at the Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve. We will need some chainsaws and power tools. We will also need people to clear away branches and prune saplings and brush. Bring along heavy-duty gloves and loppers. Don’t forget bug spray and ear protection.

A great big thank you to everyone who has helped so far.

Rain Cancels.

Directions: Park on Brush Hill Road about 1/4 mile south of the Hadlyme Country Store.