Welcome to NE Connecticut’s largest land trust!
“Summer’s finally here – coming as it does in New England in fits and starts. It’s a time to slow down a bit and to really appreciate all that we have out-of-doors.
While planned activities at the Trust slow down until fall, our properties are always open for you to enjoy. (Please be cautious about ticks and poison ivy when out walking!). If you need some focus for the younger ones (or older ones), try the scavenger hunt (under activities) or letter boxing – begin at the Atwood Farm where there are instructions how to do it.
Or, how about geo-caching for those of you with GPS enabled phones? Download an app and away you go exploring! Walk along a stream, find a pond, enjoy tree-shaded trails as you explore our region’s natural areas.”
Search out a nearby property or discover an unfamiliar by using this “Explore Our Properties” link.
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:
- We welcome our newest Trustee, Marilyn Schreiber May 26, 2017 -- While the environment, conservation and a love of the out-of-doors is obviously a priority for all of Joshua’s Trust trustees, most have a wide-range of other talents and interests. Our ... Read more...
- New date: Fairies still need housing! Build one with us! Apr 29, 2017 -- The Mansfield Public Library and Joshua’s Trust are teaming up to present a Fairy House building event at the Bradley-Buchanan Woods (54 Warrenville Road, behind Mansfield Public Library) on Saturday, ... Read more...
- Trust’s annual meeting scheduled for April 22 (Earth Day — not a coincidence) Apr 6, 2017 -- Some things never change — but other things, our annual meetings for example, do. After moving the annual meeting to the fall several years ago, the trustees have decided to change ... Read more...
- The woods are ready for kids to discover them Apr 1, 2017 -- Spring is emerging, and Joshua’s Trust has a great outdoor activity waiting for kids and their families: the Springtime Scavenger Hunt. The scavenger hunt leads pre-schoolers and school-aged children on an ... Read more...
Read all the news here.
Joshua’s Trust is headquartered at the Atwood Farm, 624 Wormwood Hill Road, Mansfield Center, CT 06250.