Welcome to NE Connecticut’s largest land trust as we celebrate our 50th anniversary!

JT_50Circle-150wThanks to people like you, more than 4,000 acres in 14 Connecticut towns will never be developed.

This year, to celebrate 50 years of protecting open space, we are planning a long list of activities culminating in our gala annual dinner and award ceremony in October. Our celebration began April 23 with a signing of the new book 50 Years of Trust. by Rudy Favretti. This summer there will also be special days to visit the historic Gurleyville Grist Mill and our recently acquired headquarters, the Atwood Farm.

Folks who love walking can participate in our Passport Program that features trail walks and free activities on about 25 Trust properties. See the full schedule here, and peruse our website for news about our organization and ways you might be able to participate.

Check us out on FaceBook, too. We need you — and future generations need you. If we don’t protect our beautiful and historic places now, they’ll be lost forever. We’re glad you’re here!
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And a special word to area business owners: Do you value the work Joshua’s Trust has done over the past 50 years? Would you like to help continue it for another 50? If so, please consider endorsing our mission by becoming an anniversary event sponsor. Five donor levels have been established, each promoting your business at various Trust events. Here are the details.

Here’s some of the latest news at JT:

  • 50TH Anniversary Sponsors Apr 26, 2016 -- THANK YOU to our 50th ANNIVERSARY SPONSORS Diamond Trusteess and Officers of Joshua’s Trust Peter Andersen, Gail Bruhn, Allison Burchell-Robinson, Warren Church, Ann Dunnack, Rudy Favretti, Brent Gottier, Gwen Haaland, Angelika Hansen, Doug Hughes, Bill Ingalls, ... Read more...
  • The anniversary celebration has begun! Apr 25, 2016 -- Here’s a quick visit to the kick-off of the ongoing Joshua’s Trust 50 Anniversary celebration where author Rudy Favretti signed copies of his new book about the organiation: “50 Years ... Read more...
  • CFPA highlights the Trust’s past and future Mar 30, 2016 -- Local journalist Terese Karmel has written a story for the Connecticut Forest and Park Association‘s quarterly magazine highlighting the 50th Anniversary of Joshua’s Trust, its beginnings and its many remarkable ... Read more...
  • Final Eco-Forum presentation ‘Climate Change’ is April 14 Mar 25, 2016 -- The last of four presentations in our popular Eco-Forum is scheduled for April 14 when Western Connecticut State University ecologist Mitch Wagener will talk about “Climate Change and its Effects.” Wagener, ... Read more...

Read all the news here.