Second Bog Bridge
CLT volunteers constructed our second bog bridge, shown here in an aerial view (compliments of Brian Bystrek). This was hard work, measuring, sawing , drilling and placing the heavy oak timbers! Thanks again to the Sheas for the use of their truck, and to the entire crew for their muscle.
New Slate of Officers
At a recent meeting, the Colchester Land Trust elected new officers for a two-year term:
David Levine- President Leslie Curtis- Vice-President
Steve Marcoux- Treasurer Sarah Levine- Secretary
The Board thanked outgoing co-presidents Lisa Hageman and Cathy Shea for their work over the past two-years.
Colchester Land Trust renewed its land trust accreditation in 2019. This marks us as as part of a network of over 400 accredited land trusts across the nation, committed to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in its conservation work.
Renewing our accreditation shows Colchester Land Trust’s ongoing commitment to permanent land conservation in Colchester. We are a stronger organization than ever for having gone through the rigorous accreditation renewal process. Our strength means special places – such as Tangletree Farm – will be protected forever, making Colchester an even greater place for us and our children.”
CLT: Student Board Members
The Colchester Land Trust has Bacon Academy students serving as Student Board Members, as Senior and a Junior: Daniel Blanda and Grace Galaneau. They serve for two years, with one new member replacing the outgoing Senior each year. We look forward incorporating to their perspectives and energy! This has already shown benefits in the 2021-2022 year of this program.
CLT Scholarship - 2022
The CLT Scholarship is again being offered for the graduating class of 2022. The CLT Scholarship Committee has selected Shannon Hickey as our 2021 recipient. Shannon will be attending Marist College to study Environmental Science, with plans to become an environmental scientist and advocate for sustainable practices and land conservation. The entire Land Trust community wishes Shannon sincere congratulations and much success in her pursuits!
Still Acknowledging the Coronavirus
The guidelines for outdoor gatherings have loosened and more of us are heading outdoors. The usual activities that CLT conducts or sponsors were curtailed, but we hope to have several events in 2022. The Salmon River Road Race, traditionally held in the spring, has proven even more popular as a fall event. Watch for details, but it will likely be held in October again this year.
As alway, be considerate, please make sure you get outdoors for all the benefits that provides. Some CLT properties have hiking trails, others are simply open space. You are welcome to enjoy your conserved lands as well as the state properties, such as the Airline Trail. Be outdoors!
In Recognition of Farms
Your Land Trust spearheaded the effort to highlight local farming. The signs are designed to let people know that Colchester is a community with a rich agricultural heritage and that the town stands behind its farmers and welcomes those who make their living in agriculture. For more, see the Right to Farm page.