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Eversource Energy Awards Community Grant to Colchester Land trust

On August 31st, Patricia Bandzes of Eversource Energy presented a check to Colchester Land Trust (CLT) president Andy George, with First Selectman Art Shilosky on hand. Eversource Energy awarded this community grant based on CLT's application, which stated, in part: "The Colchester Land Trust recently purchased a 115-acre woodland/wetland on Bulkeley Hill Road that is adjacent to 15-acres acquired by CLT in 2007.  This combined 130-acre forest is now known as the Bulkeley Hill Preserve. The Colchester Land Trust is seeking partners to create public access to this preserve." Eversource has a long history of partnering with local and regional community organizations. Through grants, they support economic and community development, the environment and initiatives that address local, high-priority concerns and needs. In addition to $1,000 donated for the community grant, Eversource also donated $300 through their Dollars for Doers grant, recognizing the volunteer work done for the Land Trust​ by Eversource employee John Barnowski.​

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Scholarship Recipient Announced

June 2017 - The Colchester Land Trust advocates for land conservation through the preservation o​f undeveloped land, natural resources and local biological species. As part of our investment in the future, we annually offer a $1,000 scholarship to a Bacon Academy senior planning to pursue a field of study related to this mission. This year the Colchester Land Trust Scholarship Committee selected Lauren Constant as the 2017 scholarship recipient.​

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​Open Studio & Sale Benefits CLT

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June, 2017 - Local award-winning artist Gigi Horr Liverant and Colchester Land Trust co-hosted an open studio and art sale on June 24th at 43 School Road, Colchester with sales benefitting the Colchester Land Trust and its 200 Acre Farm and Forest Campaign.  Members and supporters of the Colchester Land Trust were invited to an exclusive early preview from 10:00am until noon and offered a 20% discount on all purchases during that time.  

Febuary 11, 2017 - The Land Trust "Winterbrau" fundraiser was a resounding success. The Fat Orange Cat provided ample samplings of their local craft beers to wash down the barbeque, smoked meats, and fine hors d'oeuvres provided by CLT.   

August 25, 2016 - the Colchester Land Trust (CLT) closed on a major aquisition of 115 ​acres with the help of a 30-month low interest loan from The Conservation Fund. ​

July 27, 2016 - Colchester Land Trust (CLT)  announced it had reached an agreement with two Colchester lan​​d owners that will result in the conservation nearly 200 acres in town.  A map of the first property's location may be viewed here.

BHP pond.JPGThe second project is the acquisition of an agricultural conservation easement, or purchase of development rights, on Tangletree Farm in eastern Colchester on Rt. 16, near the Lebanon border. ​​A map of this property's location in town may be viewed here​.

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​​To learn more about these and other Colchester Land Trust projects, visit www.colchesterlandtrust.org, like CLT's facebook page and follow the organization on Instagram.

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​​June 2016 - The Colchester Land Trust awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a Bacon Academy senior Lauren Hickey.