Past Events

Trail Trimming Work Party at Jewett Preserve

Date: Fri September 29, 2017
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Place: Jewett Preserve Cemetery Entrance
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
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Photo Credit: Humphrey Tyler

Join us for this moderate walk in the woods at the Jewett Preserve in Lyme. We will hike and trim the white trail and orange trail at the  Jewett Preserve, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. We will cut back stems and saplings that are encroaching on the path as we walk, and pull up invasives if possible. Bring along heavy-duty gloves and loppers. If you have a light-weight power weed-wacker that you can carry along, that would be appreciated and helpful.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 north to left on Mt. Archer Road. Travel about 1.25 miles. The Jewett Cemetery Entrance is on the right.


Photo Credit: Humphrey Tyler

Join us for this moderate walk in the woods at the Jewett Preserve in Lyme. We will hike and trim the white trail and orange trail at the  Jewett Preserve, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. We will cut back stems and saplings that are encroaching on the path as we walk, and pull up invasives if possible. Bring along heavy-duty gloves and loppers. If you have a light-weight power weed-wacker that you can carry along, that would be appreciated and helpful.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 north to left on Mt. Archer Road. Travel about 1.25 miles. The Jewett Cemetery Entrance is on the right.


Trailblazers – Mt Archer Ruins

Date: Tue September 26, 2017
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Meet at Mt Archer Preserve Parking Lot, Mt Archer Road, Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

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

This week’s hike will explore the White and Yellow Trail in Mt Archer Woods/Eno Preserves, led by Wendolyn Hill, Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator and Lyme Land Trust board member. The hike is a little more than 2 miles. Meet at the Mt Archer Woods Parking Lot.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 north to Mt. Archer Road. Left onto Mt Archer Road. Go one mile on Mt Archer Road (bear left up the big hill). The parking lot is down a long driveway on the left, the 4th long driveway after you start up the hill. Look for the stone post marker that has “Mt Archer Woods Town of Lyme”€ written on it. It faces the road, so you can’t read it until you are on top of it. (If you get to 100 Mt. Archer Road, you have gone too far).


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

This week’s hike will explore the White and Yellow Trail in Mt Archer Woods/Eno Preserves, led by Wendolyn Hill, Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator and Lyme Land Trust board member. The hike is a little more than 2 miles. Meet at the Mt Archer Woods Parking Lot.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 north to Mt. Archer Road. Left onto Mt Archer Road. Go one mile on Mt Archer Road (bear left up the big hill). The parking lot is down a long driveway on the left, the 4th long driveway after you start up the hill. Look for the stone post marker that has “Mt Archer Woods Town of Lyme”€ written on it. It faces the road, so you can’t read it until you are on top of it. (If you get to 100 Mt. Archer Road, you have gone too far).


Cruise to View Swallow Spectacular-Wait List- The trip is a go tonight!! Bring a warm layer for later.

Date: Fri September 22, 2017
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Place: Eagle Landing State Park, Haddam
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: CT River Expeditions and Lyme Land Trust
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We are very sorry. We are booked to capacity. You can email info@lymelandtrust.org to go on the wait list in case of a cancellation or contact the RiverQuest to see if one of their other cruises has space.

Wine, cheese, and light refreshments are included. Enjoy the camaraderie of other Lyme Land Trust members and their invitees in this beautiful setting. Binoculars (if you don’t have your own) will be provided.

Preregistration and prepayment required. The cost is $48 per person. Refreshments are included. The cruise is open to Lyme Land Conservation Trust members and their invitees only. No children under 10. The boat leaves Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam promptly at 5:00 and returns in about three hours.

If the trip is canceled because of inclement weather, refunds will be provided.

Check our website if weather is questionable. Tickets are non-refundable after September 19. After that date, if we have a waiting list, we will use our best efforts to find a buyer for your ticket(s) if you need to cancel. No-shows on cruise day are not refundable.

For more info: info@lymelandtrust.org

 

 


swallows-close3Adventure

We are very sorry. We are booked to capacity. You can email info@lymelandtrust.org to go on the wait list in case of a cancellation or contact the RiverQuest to see if one of their other cruises has space.

Wine, cheese, and light refreshments are included. Enjoy the camaraderie of other Lyme Land Trust members and their invitees in this beautiful setting. Binoculars (if you don’t have your own) will be provided.

Preregistration and prepayment required. The cost is $48 per person. Refreshments are included. The cruise is open to Lyme Land Conservation Trust members and their invitees only. No children under 10. The boat leaves Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam promptly at 5:00 and returns in about three hours.

If the trip is canceled because of inclement weather, refunds will be provided.

Check our website if weather is questionable. Tickets are non-refundable after September 19. After that date, if we have a waiting list, we will use our best efforts to find a buyer for your ticket(s) if you need to cancel. No-shows on cruise day are not refundable.

For more info: info@lymelandtrust.org

 

 


Lower CT River Valley Plan of Conservation and Development Workshop #2

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Date: Sat September 16, 2017
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Place: Wesleyan University, Usdan University Center, Daniel Family Commons (3rd Floor) 45 Wyllys Avenue), Middletown
Contact Email: info@rivercog.org
Presenter: The Lower CT River Valley Council of Governments (RiverCOG)
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

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?

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?

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

 


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
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

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)
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

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/