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Simsbury Land Trust protects over 1100 acres of beautiful open space in Simsbury. We have been fortunate to have support from nearly 700 families this year, all making generous membership donations that help make our work possible. We are able to offer many informative and interesting programs each year — free of charge — thanks to these membership contributions.

Simsbury Land Trust memberships are based on the calendar year. It is time to renew your membership for 2015!

Schedule of Events:

9:00 — Breakfast at the office.
9:30 — Thank you and award ceremony
10:00 — Shuttle to Tanager Hill
10:15 — Shuttle to top of hill **
10:30 — Shuttle to Tanager Hill
11:00 — Return shuttle to office.
11:30 — Return shuttle to office.

** Shuttle to top of hill is reserved for people unable to climb to the top on their own. We will need to pass through private property for access, so limited to small group. Please let us know if you would like to take this trip.

Tanager Hill Community Celebration

Saturday, October 3, 2015 (rain or shine)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. • Simsbury Land Trust Office, 10A Phelps Lane

Help us celebrate the completion of the Tanager Hill project! Meet at the SLT office for breakfast, a thank you ceremony, and shuttle to a guided hike on the property. See up close the beautiful property you helped us protect.

Hope you can join us! RSVP’s requested to 860-651-8773 or amyzeiner@aol.com by Sept. 29. In the event of heavy rain, we will just have the breakfast and ceremony.

Welcome!

Simsbury Land Trust is a non-profit conservation organization that protects the rich natural diversity of Simsbury through the ownership of land and conservation easements.

  • It is 750 Simsbury households that, year after year, support its operations through their annual membership donations.
  • It is the three dozen families who have chosen the SLT as the vehicle through which to permanently preserve their beloved land for the enjoyment of future generations.
  • It is the hundreds of families who have not had the land to donate but who have provided over $2.3 million over the past 15 years to help in the acquisition of specific tracts of land.
  • It is the dozens of volunteers who give of their time, skills and effort and who serve as trustees, committee members, stewards, teachers, speakers and guides.
  • It is local businesses and professionals who have donated countless products and services.
  • It is an executive director and a finance and membership director who have spent the last 15 years establishing a level of structure and professionalism without which the organization would not have succeeded.

Because of the Simsbury Land Trust, Rosedale Farms, Tulmeadow Farm and the George Hall Farm are now permanently protected farmland, the Western Ridge and much of the wetlands at its base are protected wildlife corridors, and bobolinks and woodcock are now nesting in the meadows east of the river.

We urge you to visit the trails we maintain on many of our properties and to watch for activities, events and publications that we sponsor. We know you will enjoy the chance to get outdoors, to learn more about the exceptional natural environment here in Simsbury and to meet other people who share your interests. Visit our website often to learn of these and other opportunities. As you get to know us, we hope you will want to become a member and to support the Simsbury Land Trust with an annual membership, an occasional acquisition or stewardship gift, or with a contribution of your time.

 

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Location:
800 Hopmeadow Street (Probate Court Building)
Simsbury, CT 06070

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 634
Simsbury, CT 06070

Phone:
860-651-8773

Email:
azeiner [at] simsburylandtrust.org

 

Events

Saturday, August 29, 2015
SLT Hiking Club

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Tanager Hill Community Celebration

Saturday, October 10, 2015
Great Pond Bird Walk

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Just Eat It. A Food Waste Story

Saturday, October 17, 2015
Cool Colors Hike from Penwood to Tariffville

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Ground Operations. From Battlefields to Farmfields.

Sunday, November 22, 2015
Book Talk: The Merritt Parkway: The Road That Shaped a Region