“We should not forget that it will be just as important to our descendants to be prosperous in their time as it is to us to be prosperous in our time.”―Theodore Roosevelt. 

Monthly CLT Events

Colchester Land Trust typically conducts its outings on the first Sunday of each month at 1:00pm, although that is not carved in stone. Far from it! Like everyone else, CLT and our membership are adapting to the new realities. Despite this, LIFE GOES ON.


Although it seems like all organizations are shuttered, most are not. Like the Land Trust, other organizations and their volunteers are doing the best they can to maintain and prepare for the day when society opens up again. 


Although you and your family may seem to be imprisoned by the coronavirus, you are not! Spring and summer remain the wonderful times of the year that they have always been, even if our human efforts to fill the time with entertainment and diversions may be stifled. On our individual levels, there is still life to live, still sunshine and raindrops, flowers, peepers, starlight and sunrises. Do yourself a favor and go outside to enjoy life. Take a walk. Feel the breeze. Smell the air! Think about it.

CLT: Adapting to the effects of Covid-19.

Your land trust planned several hikes and events for 2020, but plans change! The optimistic schedule looks like this. However, real-world events require that adjustments be made. Please watch this space and other CLT social media channels for updates as we adapt to circumstances.



  • TBD - Marine River Life



  • TBD – Bulkeley Hill Preserve Hike


  • TBD - Geocaching


  • TBD - Hike from Comstock Bridge


  • TBD – Bulkeley Hill Preserve Hike



  • Saturday, June 20 - Summer Solstice Fairy Doors: incidental local natural materials built for the occasion, then decorated by kids; an in-person event with face masks and social distancing 

  • A virtual event, co-sponsored with the Colchester Garden Club and Cragin Library: Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00; (watch social media for details)


  • TBD - Bike Ride to Willi Brew Pub


  • TBD -  Mushroom Foraging, and/or Cato Corner Tour


  • 3rd- Salmon River Run ... NOTE: this event is rescheduled to October 3rd due to the Covid-19 precautions.

  • TBD - Stargazing

CLT will be at the Farmers Market several weeks over the summer/early fall. We plan to post, online, small video vignettes of things individual members appreciate about Colchester's natural environment. These should include progress on our Bulkeley Hill Preserve project.


CLT is still active through this time of social distancing!

Be Involved

If you enjoy the outdoors and appreciate our efforts, get involved. The Colchester Land Trust is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization protecting open space in Colchester. Protecting land takes time and requires funding. Every little bit helps; we welcome any contribution of time, money or expertise. Use the "Contact"or "Donate" buttons to make a difference. Thank you; we appreciate your help.

Annual Salmon River 5.5 Mile Run

The Colchester Land Trust conducts an earth-friendly road race each May on the Saturday before Mother's Day.  The 'hybrid' race features a variety of terrain, gorgeous scenery, and a post race feast that cannot be beat! For more information, please visit the race page at:  www.salmonriverrun.org or contact race directors, Cathy Shea at racedirector@salmonriverrun.org.

Monthly Meetings

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at 7:00pm - Town Hall

The Colchester Land Trust regularly meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at the Colchester Town Hall.  Our meetings are open to the public and all are welcome and encouraged to attend.  The Colchester Land Trust annually devotes one of its meetings to a social gathering of all friends, members, and interested citizens.  Typically taking place in the month of June, the annual friends and members meeting is a wonderful venue for getting to know the officers, board members, general membership, partners and others involved with your local Land Trust.  It is a great way to learn what we've been up to, to celebrate our accomplishments over the year and to learn more about current projects. 

Colchester Land Trust Scholarship

CLT annually invests in the future of the environment and conservation by offering a $1,000 college scholarship to a Bacon Academy senior planning to further his or her education in environmental science, conservation, or a related field of study.  For more information, or to apply for the CLT's scholarship, please contact the Bacon Academy Guidance Dept.

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