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 finishing up a long list of activities that culminated 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 were also special days to visit the historic Gurleyville Grist Mill and our recently acquired headquarters, the Atwood Farm.

Folks who love walking participated in our Passport Program that featured trail walks and free activities on about 25 Trust properties. Peruse this 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!

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.
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Here’s some of the latest news at JT:

  • Passport perserverance Dec 3, 2016 -- Rose and Norman Baker of Ashford know how to stick it out. Here they are receiving their Joshua’s Trust back packs for completing this season’s Passport Series. Rose attended 20 JT ... Read more...
  • Fifty years down, plenty more to go Dec 2, 2016 -- Our year-long 50th anniversary celebration closed fittingly Oct. 15 when more than 100 members and friends gathered to talk, eat and recognize Joshua’s Trust’s accomplishments as the largest land conservation ... Read more...
  • Meet Andy, our new volunteer coordinator Dec 2, 2016 -- The visitor hesitantly entered the Atwood Farm, unsure where to head, when he heard a “Good morning, can I help you out?”  Within minutes, Andy Woodcock, the Trust’s recently hired ... Read more...
  • Seek and ye shall find … family fun Nov 3, 2016 -- Is your child curious? Are you looking for a healthy family activity that is engaging, educational, doesn’t cost anything and doesn’t involve staring into an electronic screen? Maybe then you’d like to ... Read more...

Read all the news here.