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October 2018

New Farm Conserved: A Farmland Protection Success Story

October 4, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018 @ 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, 2018

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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December 2018

Weantinoge Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

December 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kent Community House, 93 North Main Street
Kent, CT 06757 United States
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Join us for our annual member meeting and holiday party. We will share updates on Weantinoge’s work over the past year. This event is free and open to the public.

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December Green Drinks

December 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Weantinoge's Green Drinks is Litchfield County's monthly happy hour, providing opportunities to make connections and exchange news about conservation initiatives, local farming, land use, and more. This special holiday Green Drinks is always our best attended and especially fun. We hope to see you there! All are welcome, no reservations or RSVP necessary.

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February 2019

Mountain Lion Returns to the East

February 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Housatonic Valley Regional High School, 246 Warren Tpke
Falls Village, CT 06031
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A magnificently illustrated presentation by wildlife researcher and photographer Sue Morse, founder of Keeping Track. Mountain Lions are not only being seen in eastern North America, some are attempting to recolonize their former habitats. Scientists have now documented Mountain Lions in a growing list of eastern states and provinces. Join us for an engaging introduction to the biology and ecology of mountain lions. Sue will also share the latest confirmations of mountain lions in the east, including the recently documented suitability of…

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March 2019

March Green Drinks

March 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Housatonic River Brewing, 30 Kent Road
New Milford, CT 06776

Weantinoge's Green Drinks is Litchfield County's monthly happy-hour for environmentalists, providing opportunities to make connections and exchange news about conservation initiatives, local farming, land use, and more. All are welcome, no reservations or RSVP necessary. This month we are excited to be co-hosting with Great Hollow Nature Preserve and Ecological Research Center, Naromi Land Trust, Pratt Nature Center, and Sunny Valley Preserve. 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,…

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Trail Work Day

March 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pratt Glen Preserve, 40A Obtuse Road North
Brookfield, CT 06804

      Join Weantinoge and Brookfield Open Space Legacy at our Pratt Glen and Birch Rocks Preserves for the first volunteer Trail Work Day of 2019! These preserves were devastated by last May’s macroburst and have been closed to the public since. Volunteers will help re-route the trails and clear debris. All materials and hand tools will be provided. We strongly recommend wearing long sleeves, long pants tucked into your socks, and bug spray to discourage ticks and other bugs. Contact Carrie Davis at carrie@weantinoge.org…

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Live Birds of Prey

March 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Washington Montessori School, 240 Litchfield Turnpike
New Preston, CT 06777

Weantinoge protects more 10,000 acres across Northwest Connecticut for people and wildlife. Of all the unique species that depend on our lands and waters for survival, birds of prey are some of the most captivating. Join us in learning how conservation supports birds of prey in this presentation by our partners at Sharon Audubon. This a terrific family event and opportunity to see native birds of prey in person. The presentation will explore the special adaptations of these beautiful birds, how…

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