Past Events

2012 Annual Meeting

Date: Fri June 15, 2012
Time: 6-8pm
Place: Lyme Public Hall, Rte 156, Hamburg
Contact Email: george.moore@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Susan Ballek. Executive Director, Lyme Art Association
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There will be a brief business meeting. Members will be asked to vote on the nominations of three candidates for Directors and the adoption of five Bylaws amendments. For details contact george.moore@lymelandtrust.org.

Susan Ballek will speak on the connection between the famous “Lyme light” and the 19th century impressionists who lived in the area and painted landscapes now famous worldwide. On display will be paintings produced during the 2nd annual paint-out in May.


There will be a brief business meeting. Members will be asked to vote on the nominations of three candidates for Directors and the adoption of five Bylaws amendments. For details contact george.moore@lymelandtrust.org.

Susan Ballek will speak on the connection between the famous “Lyme light” and the 19th century impressionists who lived in the area and painted landscapes now famous worldwide. On display will be paintings produced during the 2nd annual paint-out in May.


Lyme Land Trust Annual Meeting

Date: Fri June 15, 2012
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Lyme Public Hall
Contact Email:
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The annual meeting held at Lyme Public Hall will give members the opportunity to learn more about the Trust’s accomplishments and plans for the future. Members will be asked to vote for three new director nominees as well as some Bylaws revisions. There will be a speaker and refreshments served. Details to follow.


The annual meeting held at Lyme Public Hall will give members the opportunity to learn more about the Trust’s accomplishments and plans for the future. Members will be asked to vote for three new director nominees as well as some Bylaws revisions. There will be a speaker and refreshments served. Details to follow.


CT Trail Days Walks

Date: Sat June 2, 2012
Time: 10:00 am
Place: Chestnut Hill Preserve. From Route 156 in Lyme turn east onto Sterling City Road. Sterling City Road is a loop. The north entrance is 4 miles south of Route 82 and the south entrance is 4 miles north of Exit 70 on I-95. Turn east again onto Sterling Hill Rd to the Chestnut Preserve sign at the entrance. Park on the right hand side of the road.
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Lisa Niccolai and Ralph Lewis
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The short hike led by Lisa Niccolai will take walkers along a moderately level path to a small waterfall tumbling over ledge rock. The longer hike led by Ralph Lewis will also enter Nehantic State Forest and continue along winding more rugged trails. There will be discussions of interest to young and old alike. We will learn about the geology of the area, some history, plant and tree identification and much more. Waterproof shoes are a good idea.No dogs please.


The short hike led by Lisa Niccolai will take walkers along a moderately level path to a small waterfall tumbling over ledge rock. The longer hike led by Ralph Lewis will also enter Nehantic State Forest and continue along winding more rugged trails. There will be discussions of interest to young and old alike. We will learn about the geology of the area, some history, plant and tree identification and much more. Waterproof shoes are a good idea.No dogs please.


Opening Reception

Date: Fri June 1, 2012
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Place: The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London Exit 83 off of I-95
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
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PLEASE JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION!

The opening reception for Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty, a juried exhibition of works painted en plein air at Lyme Land Conservation Trust’s Clucas Field during the second annual Lyme Paintout.  The paintings will be on view at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum’s Glassenberg Gallery from June 1-30th, and at the Lyme Art Association from July 7-September 3 (where they will be available for purchase).
Sponsored by Lyme Land Trust, the Lyme Art Association, and the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. For further information call Molly 860-304-4043


PLEASE JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION!

The opening reception for Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty, a juried exhibition of works painted en plein air at Lyme Land Conservation Trust’s Clucas Field during the second annual Lyme Paintout.  The paintings will be on view at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum’s Glassenberg Gallery from June 1-30th, and at the Lyme Art Association from July 7-September 3 (where they will be available for purchase).
Sponsored by Lyme Land Trust, the Lyme Art Association, and the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. For further information call Molly 860-304-4043


FOR MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Date: Sat May 19, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: Private property
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
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This easy two hour walk on old woods roads will feature some hilly spots with lovely views. The purpose is to explain and show participants the results of a property management project that was started a few years ago. The discussion will demonstrate the use of deer fencing to protect early growth, invasive species control, mowing of fields, results of prior logging activities and a walk along a creek to see a new Pitch Pine Plantation. Since this is being held on private property, it is a Land Trust Members only walk with a limited number of participants. Call Diana Boehning for reservations and directions. 860-434-2336


This easy two hour walk on old woods roads will feature some hilly spots with lovely views. The purpose is to explain and show participants the results of a property management project that was started a few years ago. The discussion will demonstrate the use of deer fencing to protect early growth, invasive species control, mowing of fields, results of prior logging activities and a walk along a creek to see a new Pitch Pine Plantation. Since this is being held on private property, it is a Land Trust Members only walk with a limited number of participants. Call Diana Boehning for reservations and directions. 860-434-2336


Second Lyme Paintout

Date: Sat May 5, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Place: Brush Hill Rd just north of Tantumorantum Rd in Lyme
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
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The Lyme Art Association, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, and the Lyme Land Conservation Trust will be sponsoring a day of en plein air painting at Clucas Field, a beautiful meadow lined with stone walls on Brush Hill Road, on the left just past Tantumorantum Road. There will be signs pointing to the event and to parking.  All are welcome to come and paint (painters must register with the Lyme Art Association) or just watch and appreciate artists at work.  Light refreshments will be available. Please contact the Lyme Art Association at 860-434-7802 for more information. Rain date May 6.

Go to the  Lyme Art Association website, http://www.lymeartassociation.org/  for a link to a prospectus with detailed information for artists interested in exhibiting at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in June and the Lyme Art Association in July.


The Lyme Art Association, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, and the Lyme Land Conservation Trust will be sponsoring a day of en plein air painting at Clucas Field, a beautiful meadow lined with stone walls on Brush Hill Road, on the left just past Tantumorantum Road. There will be signs pointing to the event and to parking.  All are welcome to come and paint (painters must register with the Lyme Art Association) or just watch and appreciate artists at work.  Light refreshments will be available. Please contact the Lyme Art Association at 860-434-7802 for more information. Rain date May 6.

Go to the  Lyme Art Association website, http://www.lymeartassociation.org/  for a link to a prospectus with detailed information for artists interested in exhibiting at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in June and the Lyme Art Association in July.


Fish Ladders in Lyme

Date: Sat April 7, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: The Moulson Pond Fish Ladder
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Linda Bireley
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Marine wildlife expert Linda Bireley will demonstrate how fish use the ladder to reach their
spawning grounds upstream above the old mill dam. She will discuss how the returning fish are
monitored and the species that return annually to the 8 Mile River to produce new generations.
This program is rain or shine & appropriate for all ages. Polarized sunglasses suggested.
Park at 8 Mile River Cemetery on Mt. Archer Rd on right 1/4 mile off of Rt. 156


Marine wildlife expert Linda Bireley will demonstrate how fish use the ladder to reach their
spawning grounds upstream above the old mill dam. She will discuss how the returning fish are
monitored and the species that return annually to the 8 Mile River to produce new generations.
This program is rain or shine & appropriate for all ages. Polarized sunglasses suggested.
Park at 8 Mile River Cemetery on Mt. Archer Rd on right 1/4 mile off of Rt. 156


7th Annual Land Trust Photo Contest Reception

Date: Fri March 30, 2012
Time: 6 p.m to 8 p.m.
Place: Lymes’ Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Rd., Old Lyme
Contact Email: Landtrustphotos@yahoo.com
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Come and enjoy this free event, but please RSVP with the number in your party to landtrustphotos@yahoo.com. Light refreshments will be served.

The winning photos along with many of those submitted will be on display. A free DVD of the over 300 submitted pictures will be offered.

The 7th annual photo contest was sponsored by the land conservation trusts of Lyme, Old Lyme, Salem, East Haddam and Essex.

This year’s contest was made possible by the generous financial support provided by Lorensen Toyota, Oakley/Wing Group at Smith Barney, Evan Griswold at Coldwell Banker, Essex Savings Bank, ChelseaGroton Bank, Ballek Garden Center and Murtha Cullina LLP


Come and enjoy this free event, but please RSVP with the number in your party to landtrustphotos@yahoo.com. Light refreshments will be served.

The winning photos along with many of those submitted will be on display. A free DVD of the over 300 submitted pictures will be offered.

The 7th annual photo contest was sponsored by the land conservation trusts of Lyme, Old Lyme, Salem, East Haddam and Essex.

This year’s contest was made possible by the generous financial support provided by Lorensen Toyota, Oakley/Wing Group at Smith Barney, Evan Griswold at Coldwell Banker, Essex Savings Bank, ChelseaGroton Bank, Ballek Garden Center and Murtha Cullina LLP


Community Investment Vote

Date: Thu March 15, 2012
Time: Feb.1 to March 15
Place: Essex Savings Bank
Contact Email:
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Every year the Essex Savings Bank pledges to donate 10% of its after tax net income to non-profit organizations and community development projects operating in the towns of Chester, Deep River, Essex, Lyme, Madison, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook.  Organizations receive funds proportionate to the number of votes they receive.

Anyone with an account at Essex Savings Bank may vote.  So be sure to stop by the bank between February 1 and March 15 to complete your ballot.


Every year the Essex Savings Bank pledges to donate 10% of its after tax net income to non-profit organizations and community development projects operating in the towns of Chester, Deep River, Essex, Lyme, Madison, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook.  Organizations receive funds proportionate to the number of votes they receive.

Anyone with an account at Essex Savings Bank may vote.  So be sure to stop by the bank between February 1 and March 15 to complete your ballot.


New England Cottontail

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Date: Sun March 11, 2012
Time: 2:00 P.M
Place: Lyme Public Hall, Rt. 156, Hamburg
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Shaun Roche
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Shaun Roche from the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s Stewart B. McKinney Wildlife Refuge in
Westbrook will outline what is being done to rebuild wild populations of the threatened New
England Cottontail. He will present photos and discuss the natural history of the New England
Cottontail, its habitat, reasons for its decline, and efforts by both governmental agencies and
private groups to save this native rabbit.


Shaun Roche from the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s Stewart B. McKinney Wildlife Refuge in
Westbrook will outline what is being done to rebuild wild populations of the threatened New
England Cottontail. He will present photos and discuss the natural history of the New England
Cottontail, its habitat, reasons for its decline, and efforts by both governmental agencies and
private groups to save this native rabbit.