Spring has sprung at NE Connecticut’s largest land trust!
Spring is springing and Joshua’s Trust properties all over the region are emerging from dormancy as they do every year, bringing with them new opportunities to witness up close nature’s magical re-awakening.
There will be a corresponding uptick in human activity, too.
Take, for example, the upcoming Maypole Dance at the Atwood Farm in Mansfield, Joshua’s Trust headquarters. This is a great opportunity for children to experience some old-fashioned fun while listening to music and seeing the farm’s historic relics.
Families looking for less structured outdoor fun can explore open spaces and preserves all over the region – anywhere from the 52-acre Iron Mine Valley trail in Ashford to Pigeon Swamp Preserve in Lebanon and everything in between.
Then of course there is the Gurleyville Grist Mill and house, the Trust’s crown jewel. The authentic 19th century mill contains a complete system of preserved milling equipment and opens for visits starting on the third Sunday of May.
So, what are you waiting for?
In every season, of course, the Trust needs your participation and support.
As a fully accredited land trust, we follow the best practices in conservation. We need you — 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:
- Come to the annual meeting and social hour April 21 Apr 9, 2018 -- Given the popularity of the less formal format of last year’s annual meeting, the Trust will meet this spring on Saturday, April 21 from 4-6 p.m., at the Beckish Senior ... Read more...
- Meet this season’s crop of JT interns Apr 1, 2018 -- Since the beginning of the University of Connecticut’s spring semester, a handful of students have been working on various Joshua’s Trust projects — the first season of a formal internship ... Read more...
- 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...
Read all the news here.
Joshua’s Trust is headquartered at the Atwood Farm, 624 Wormwood Hill Road, Mansfield Center, CT 06250.