It’s winter at NE Connecticut’s largest land trust!
Welcome to the season where many of us prefer to stay indoors, where it’s a bit warmer.
But, don’t forget that vitamin D! The Trust properties offer many opportunities for short bursts of activity in the out-of-doors, despite the cold.
Did it snow? Go to Löf Woodlands (Mansfield) for a short, level trail for cross-country or snowshoeing, or to Allanach-Wolf (Windham) for a longer trail. More challenging are Friedman Forest (Ashford) or Bradley-Buchanan Woods (Mansfield) or Hubbard Sanctuary (Chaplin).
Need to be near a place to warm up? How about Whetten Woods (Mansfield) or Rankin (Ashford)? Both are near popular cafés. And if you need to inspire the kids, download the scavenger hunt from our web site, or try letterboxing.
And, if you’re looking for fellowship, check the web site calendar for group walks . And for you indoor enthusiasts, come join our JT Readers that meets the third Sunday of the month.
And don’t forget that if you’re a current or past volunteer, we invite you to tea with Charles Darwin on Feb. 3 at the Atwood Farm. And, later in the season, come to the Take Note! concert that opens up our fundraising for the Grist Mill.
So, no excuses! Enjoy this season!
And even if you don’t get outside much yourself but appreciate the value and beauty of conserving open space, thanks for being here! We’re doing everything it takes to protect these lands and always looking for more environmentally or historically important land we can buy or have donated.
As a fully accredited land trust, we follow the best practices in conservation. We need you, too — and future generations need you – to help in this process as a donor, volunteer or both. If we don’t protect our beautiful and historic places now, they’ll be lost forever.
Check out our Facebook page, too, for other new items of interest.
… HERE’S SOME OF THE LASTEST NEWS AT JT:
- Student project helps families with children engage with nature and the Trust. Jan 3, 2018 -- E.O. Smith High School senior Maggie Chafouleas has an apparent knack for communicating with children. And lucky for Joshua’s Trust, she has put that ability (and a few others) to ... Read more...
- Chenes Roches and a teacher’s legacy Jan 3, 2018 -- Willington school teacher Esther Labbee’s generous and remarkable donation of the 56-acre Chenes Roches property was the focus of a recent story in the Hartford Courant by outdoor reporter Peter Marteka. Here’s ... Read more...
- After 50 years, the Grist Mill needs our help again Dec 10, 2017 -- In 1966, in response to the fear that a treasured landmark in Mansfield would deteriorate, members of the Mansfield Historical Society and the Conservation Commission gathered together friends and neighbors ... Read more...
- The winter newsletter is on its way Dec 2, 2017 -- The Winter 2017 newsletter has completed and will soon be in the mail to members. For those of you who can’t wait to see it, here is the online version. This ... Read more...
Read all the news here.
Joshua’s Trust is headquartered at the Atwood Farm, 624 Wormwood Hill Road, Mansfield Center, CT 06250.