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August 2018

Guided Wildflower Walk

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cobble Brook Vista, 26 Studio Hill Circle
Kent, CT 06757 United States

Not all wildflowers bloom in spring. As summer stretches toward autumn, beautiful late summer wildflowers begin to bloom. On Saturday, August 18 join Karen Cowperthwaite, local landscape architect and horticulturist, for an easy walk at our Cobble Brook Vista Preserve to enjoy some of late summer’s wildflowers. This stroll through the meadows will cover identification, culinary uses, herbal properties, and lore, and relationships with pollinators and birds. Late summer and fall wildflowers are beautiful and important to many pollinators, birds,…

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August Green Drinks

August 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kent Falls Brewing, 33 Camps Road
Kent, CT 06757 United States
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Green Drinks is Litchfield County's monthly happy-hour, providing opportunities to make connections and exchange news about environmental issues, conservation initiatives, local farming, land use, and more. All are welcome, no reservations or RSVP necessary. We are excited to be co-hosting this month with Kent Land Trust and Warren Land Trust. Please take a moment to check-out the amazing work these organizations do for Northwest CT. We hope to see you for another terrific evening of food, friendship, and warm conversation!

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September 2018

Fall Celebration

September 15 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Smyrski Farm, 237 Merryall Road
New Milford, CT 06776 United States
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Mark your calendars for Weantinoge's Fall Celebration. This free, family-friendly event is a great way to celebrate the changing seasons and will include: Free food all day Hot air baloon rides Hayrides and petting zoo Facepainting and games Birds of prey show presented by Sharon Audubon Live music   We hope you can join us for a fun-filled day. Bring a friend!

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Trail Work Day

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McAllister Sanctuary, 74 Camps Flat Road
South Kent, CT 06785 United States
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Interested in spending time in nature and meeting other outdoor enthusiasts? Join Weantinoge's volunteer trail crew! As a trail volunteer, you will help create a safe and enjoyable experience for our many visitors. Volunteers meet at the designated preserve and work for three hours cutting vegetation away from the trail, removing downed logs, and cleaning up parking areas and viewpoints.

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September Green Drinks

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Green Drinks will be back Thursday, September 27 at Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in Norfolk. This month we are excited to be co-hosting with Norfolk Land Trust, Winchester Land Trust,and the Litchfield Hills Greenprint Collaborative. Please take a moment to check-out the impactful and impressive work of these organizations. We hope to see you for another terrific evening of food, friendship, and warm conversation! Location: Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, 20 Greenwoods Rd W, Norfolk, CT Food: Light refreshments will be served Drinks: Attendees buy their own drinks Weantinoge's Green Drinks…

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Housatonic Heritage Hike

September 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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On Saturday, September 29 please join Weantinoge, Kent Land Trust (KLT), and guest naturalist and educator Nora Hulton for a guided hike through Weantinoge's Cobble Brook Vista and KLT's Kent Mountain Preserve. The trail will bring you through different habitats including meadows, streams, upland forest, and ridge line. Along the hike you'll discover charcoal mounds from the iron industry and scenic views of the Housatonic River Valley. Nora will help us identify wildflowers, wildlife, and discuss the natural history of the area. The trail that connects these…

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October 2018

New Farm Conserved: A Farmland Protection Success Story

October 4

This summer, with Weantinoge's help, Bud Wright permanently protected Comanche Hill Farm, 34 acres of prime farmland on Stuart Road East in his town of Bridgewater. The land was protected with a conservation easement with the Connecticut Department of Agriculture's State Farmland Protection Program (FPP), which pays farmers for the development rights on their farms. Weantinoge assisted Bud in the conservation process every step of the way, including preparing the application and maps, assisting him with the easement's configuration on…

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Hilltop Forest Protected: Hallock Hills Nature Preserve

October 10

In September, two generous landowners donated 128 acres of hilltop forestland in northern New Milford. The property, known as Hallock Hills, is part of the town of New Milford's early history.  The “Ten Rod Road” which traverses northern New Milford from Browns Forge Road to near Lake Waramaug, runs through the property which was part of the original “North Purchase” tract.  The North Purchase included over 7,500 acres the colonists purchased from the Potatuck tribe in the early 1700s, around the…

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Written on the Land: Connecticut’s Changing Forests

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
New Milford Public Library, 24 Main Street
New Milford, CT 06776
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Calling all lovers of history, animals, and Connecticut! Nora Hulton, a Connecticut Certified Master Wildlife Conservationist and teacher at Washington Montessori School, will deliver a visual presentation about Connecticut's rich natural history at the New Milford Public Library on Saturday, October 27. Nora's amazing presentation will include a brief natural history of the state that describes how Connecticut's land and wildlife have changed in response to historic events. Connecticut’s landscape has changed through the centuries, from almost all forest in the…

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November 2018

Vote YES on Question 2

November 6

Did you know that the Connecticut State Legislature can sell, swap, or give away your public lands without a hearing? Voting YES on ballot question 2 this November will require a public hearing and a 2/3 majority vote by the General Assembly before it can give away the most important public lands, including state parks, farmland, and wildlife management areas. Public lands belong to all of us. This is your chance to make sure there is always an opportunity for…

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