Past Events

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Date: Sat April 6, 2013
Time: 9:00 am
Place: A special thank you to all of our volunteers. Their hard work and generosity make the Land Trust a success. Thank You. This event is by invitation only.
Contact Email: Info@LymeLandTrust.org
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This is a special event to say’ thank you’ to all of the volunteers that make the Land Trust a success.  This is a by invitation only event.


This is a special event to say’ thank you’ to all of the volunteers that make the Land Trust a success.  This is a by invitation only event.


Hunting Season

Date: Sat September 15, 2012 thru Thu January 31, 2013
Time: Daylight
Place: Throughout the area.
Contact Email: Info@LymeLandTrust.org
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Hunting is part of the historic and cultural use of the land in Lyme.  It also helps to keep the population of white tailed deer in balance which promotes biodiversity.  The Land Trust supports many uses of the Preserves.  Click here for more information about where there is hunting and where it  is safe to hike.

Hunting is part of the historic and cultural use of the land in Lyme.  It also helps to keep the population of white tailed deer in balance which promotes biodiversity.  The Land Trust supports many uses of the Preserves.  Click here for more information about where there is hunting and where it  is safe to hike.


Hunting is part of the historic and cultural use of the land in Lyme.  It also helps to keep the population of white tailed deer in balance which promotes biodiversity.  The Land Trust supports many uses of the Preserves.  Click here for more information about where there is hunting and where it  is safe to hike.

Hunting is part of the historic and cultural use of the land in Lyme.  It also helps to keep the population of white tailed deer in balance which promotes biodiversity.  The Land Trust supports many uses of the Preserves.  Click here for more information about where there is hunting and where it  is safe to hike.


Wildfires: The good, the bad, the ugly (or beautiful)

Date: Sun January 13, 2013
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Place: Lyme Public Hall, Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Richard Schenk, DEEP Fire Control Officer
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Richard Schenk, Fire Control Officer at DEEP in Marlboro will make a presentation on the nature of fires, and talk about their history in our area

A program in conjunction with the Lyme Public Hall


Richard Schenk, Fire Control Officer at DEEP in Marlboro will make a presentation on the nature of fires, and talk about their history in our area

A program in conjunction with the Lyme Public Hall


Rescheduled “Kids and Conservation” Panel Discussion

Date: Thu November 29, 2012
Time: 7-9 pm
Place: First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, CT
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Audubon Society, Old Lyme Land Trust, and Lyme Land Trust
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The “Kids and Conservation” Panel, postponed due to Hurricane Sandy, will be held on Thursday, November 29, 7-9 pm, at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme.

“Where is the Next Generation of Conservationists Coming From?”

How can we get our kids outdoors and connect them with the natural world? Can nature compete with computers and smartphones and with organized after-school and weekend activities? What can parents and grandparents, schools, churches and synagogues, non-profit organizations and government do to help?

The Connecticut Audubon Society, Lyme Land Conservation Trust and Old Lyme Land Trust are sponsoring a forum to explore these important questions.

A panel, moderated by Milan Bull, Senior Director for Science and Conservation, and Michelle Eckman, Director of Education for Connecticut Audubon Society, will lead the discussion, and members of the audience will be encouraged to share their ideas and experiences.

The panel of parents, educators, and conservation experts will include Emily Bjornberg, co-founder of the Lyme Land Trust Trekkers youth group, Arthur Lerner, Executive Director of F.R.E.S.H. New London, and John Sargent, artist and member of the The New London County Environmental Educators Coalition.

The event is free and open to everyone; refreshments will be served.

 


The “Kids and Conservation” Panel, postponed due to Hurricane Sandy, will be held on Thursday, November 29, 7-9 pm, at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme.

“Where is the Next Generation of Conservationists Coming From?”

How can we get our kids outdoors and connect them with the natural world? Can nature compete with computers and smartphones and with organized after-school and weekend activities? What can parents and grandparents, schools, churches and synagogues, non-profit organizations and government do to help?

The Connecticut Audubon Society, Lyme Land Conservation Trust and Old Lyme Land Trust are sponsoring a forum to explore these important questions.

A panel, moderated by Milan Bull, Senior Director for Science and Conservation, and Michelle Eckman, Director of Education for Connecticut Audubon Society, will lead the discussion, and members of the audience will be encouraged to share their ideas and experiences.

The panel of parents, educators, and conservation experts will include Emily Bjornberg, co-founder of the Lyme Land Trust Trekkers youth group, Arthur Lerner, Executive Director of F.R.E.S.H. New London, and John Sargent, artist and member of the The New London County Environmental Educators Coalition.

The event is free and open to everyone; refreshments will be served.

 


Hike Two New Properties

Date: Sun November 18, 2012
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Place: Walbridge Woodlands (Lyme Land Trust) and Young Preserve (Town of Lyme)
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
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Come walk with us to celebrate the latest addition of land that completes an unbroken north-south greenway corridor running along the eastern border of Lyme. After introductions from Ralph Eno and John Pritchard we’ll follow Anthony Irving and Ralph Lewis along newly created trails in the Young Preserve and Walbridge Woodlands.

The program will be about 2 hours.  All are welcome to this free program.  This will be a great hike for kids.

Park at the Young Preserve entrance on the east side of Gungy Road, about 1/2 mile north of Beaver Brook Road. There is a short, steep entrance to the trail and moderately easy walking after that. Sturdy, waterproof shoes are recommended. No dogs please.
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Come walk with us to celebrate the latest addition of land that completes an unbroken north-south greenway corridor running along the eastern border of Lyme. After introductions from Ralph Eno and John Pritchard we’ll follow Anthony Irving and Ralph Lewis along newly created trails in the Young Preserve and Walbridge Woodlands.

The program will be about 2 hours.  All are welcome to this free program.  This will be a great hike for kids.

Park at the Young Preserve entrance on the east side of Gungy Road, about 1/2 mile north of Beaver Brook Road. There is a short, steep entrance to the trail and moderately easy walking after that. Sturdy, waterproof shoes are recommended. No dogs please.
terkkers


Come walk with us to celebrate the latest addition of land that completes an unbroken north-south greenway corridor running along the eastern border of Lyme. After introductions from Ralph Eno and John Pritchard we’ll follow Anthony Irving and Ralph Lewis along newly created trails in the Young Preserve and Walbridge Woodlands.

The program will be about 2 hours.  All are welcome to this free program.  This will be a great hike for kids.

Park at the Young Preserve entrance on the east side of Gungy Road, about 1/2 mile north of Beaver Brook Road. There is a short, steep entrance to the trail and moderately easy walking after that. Sturdy, waterproof shoes are recommended. No dogs please.
terkkers

Come walk with us to celebrate the latest addition of land that completes an unbroken north-south greenway corridor running along the eastern border of Lyme. After introductions from Ralph Eno and John Pritchard we’ll follow Anthony Irving and Ralph Lewis along newly created trails in the Young Preserve and Walbridge Woodlands.

The program will be about 2 hours.  All are welcome to this free program.  This will be a great hike for kids.

Park at the Young Preserve entrance on the east side of Gungy Road, about 1/2 mile north of Beaver Brook Road. There is a short, steep entrance to the trail and moderately easy walking after that. Sturdy, waterproof shoes are recommended. No dogs please.
terkkers


Woodland Management

Date: Sat October 20, 2012
Time: 10 am to noon
Place: Lyme, CT. Call Diana Boehning for details and to make a reservation at 860-434-2336
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
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We will see the same areas that we walked through in the spring, but the area  will be dressed in different colors this time!  Discussion will revolve around management issues practiced over the last several years.

* deer exclosures in 2 different stages of growth

* extensive control of invasive species

* timing of mowing of fields

* tree harvesting done several years ago

* walk up to top of ridge to see new managed pitch pine plantation

This will be a walk of about two hours, pretty easy on woods roads, with some hilly spots. Lovely views.

No dogs please, older children welcome.

 


We will see the same areas that we walked through in the spring, but the area  will be dressed in different colors this time!  Discussion will revolve around management issues practiced over the last several years.

* deer exclosures in 2 different stages of growth

* extensive control of invasive species

* timing of mowing of fields

* tree harvesting done several years ago

* walk up to top of ridge to see new managed pitch pine plantation

This will be a walk of about two hours, pretty easy on woods roads, with some hilly spots. Lovely views.

No dogs please, older children welcome.

 


RiverFest 2012

Date: Sat October 13, 2012
Time: 2 pm to 5 pm
Place: Devil's Hopyard State Park Pavilion, East Haddam, CT
Contact Email:
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Join the fun at River Fest 2012.  There will be live music, presentations and lot’s of fun.  For more information look for the Eightmile River Watershed Riverfest 2012 on Facebook.

 


Join the fun at River Fest 2012.  There will be live music, presentations and lot’s of fun.  For more information look for the Eightmile River Watershed Riverfest 2012 on Facebook.

 


The Life Cycle of Beaver Activity

Date: Sat October 6, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: Meet at Clucas Field on Brush Hill Road, a tenth of a mile west of Tantumorantum Road.
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Ann Kilpatrick, District Wildlife Biologist from the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
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Come walk with us for 2-1/2 to 3 hours and we will learn as we go. Our guide Ann Kilpatrick, District Wildlife Biologist from the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection will teach us everything we want to know about beavers and more. We will enjoy examples of dams, dens, ponds and the final stages when the dam is gone and the land goes to marsh and meadow. This is a moderately rugged walk. Sturdy waterproof shoes are recommended.  No dogs please.


Come walk with us for 2-1/2 to 3 hours and we will learn as we go. Our guide Ann Kilpatrick, District Wildlife Biologist from the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection will teach us everything we want to know about beavers and more. We will enjoy examples of dams, dens, ponds and the final stages when the dam is gone and the land goes to marsh and meadow. This is a moderately rugged walk. Sturdy waterproof shoes are recommended.  No dogs please.


Bat Chat

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Date: Sat September 8, 2012
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: The Bgornberg's beautiful new Barn at 59 Brush Hill Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Gerri Griswold
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Bats have occupied our planet for fifty million years  yet we have only seriously studied them over the last six decades. With the help of a charming bat named Bugsy, we will explore the biology, ecology, sonar, cultural highs and horrific lows (White Nose Syndrome) of these extraordinary creatures. Gerri Griswold is Director of Administration and Development at the White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield. Over the years Gerry and her bats have presented hundreds of programs to libraries, schools and other community organizations such as the Peabody Museum and have produced a segment about bats for The Late Show with David Letterman.

We will be upstairs in a beautiful new barn. Please bring your own lawn chair and join us for a hot dogs after the program.


Bats have occupied our planet for fifty million years  yet we have only seriously studied them over the last six decades. With the help of a charming bat named Bugsy, we will explore the biology, ecology, sonar, cultural highs and horrific lows (White Nose Syndrome) of these extraordinary creatures. Gerri Griswold is Director of Administration and Development at the White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield. Over the years Gerry and her bats have presented hundreds of programs to libraries, schools and other community organizations such as the Peabody Museum and have produced a segment about bats for The Late Show with David Letterman.

We will be upstairs in a beautiful new barn. Please bring your own lawn chair and join us for a hot dogs after the program.


Annual Kayak Event

Date: Sat August 11, 2012
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place: Park and launch near the Hamburg Yacht Club
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
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The Lyme Land Trust will be working with The Nature Conservancy to remove invasive species in a section of Hamburg Cove. The program involves a paddle though Hamburg Cove to a small island in the upper cove. If you would like to participate and do not have a kayak, contact us for a ride to the island. info@lymelandtrust.org


The Lyme Land Trust will be working with The Nature Conservancy to remove invasive species in a section of Hamburg Cove. The program involves a paddle though Hamburg Cove to a small island in the upper cove. If you would like to participate and do not have a kayak, contact us for a ride to the island. info@lymelandtrust.org