New kiosk and signage at our popular Orzech Family Preserve
and the Kress Family Trail.
New Executive DirectorWe are pleased to announce the appointment of our new executive director, Ann Astarita, who joins us with impressive credentials, including more than 25 years in environmental conservation. Please welcome her! Susan Payne continues on as development director.
RLT's Campaign Connecting Our Past to Our Future is OngoingRoxbury Land Trust renovated the building at 6 Mine Hill Road that once housed a general store and post office.
We are appealing to you to help us raise $275,000 to recover part of the cost of restoration. For more information, please visit the campaign page.
Highlights from 2016
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded Roxbury Land Trust national accreditation, an honor in land conservation, signifying its confidence that RLT lands will be protected in perpetuity.
RLT moved to into its new headquarters at 6 Mine Hill Road in July. Stop by for a visit.
A warm welcome to new directors Carolyn Greene and Eric Scheidt and continued thanks to our Board of Directors.
RLT welcomed the Maynards, a local farming family, to Good Hill Farm.
Trout Unlimited, the Booth School, and RLT worked on an environmental restoration project along Jack's Brook at the Brian E. Tierney Preserve.
Roxbury Land Trust Acquired Gateway to Historic Mine Hill PreserveIn November 2015 the Roxbury Land Trust acquired an historic building at the gateway to its 360-acre Mine Hill Preserve, a National Historic Landmark. This renovated building now serves as the Land Trust headquarters.
Built in the late 1800s, this historic building was once a general store and post office in a bustling boom town called Chalybes that grew up at the base of iron ore mines that employed hundreds of immigrant workers at their short-lived height between 1865 and 1872. It is part of a complex of historic buildings at Roxbury Station just off Route 67 that were recently acquired by Washington resident Elliott Davis and will be restored and transformed into the Mine Hill Distillery to make craft spirits.
Brian Duda, president of the Board of Directors, said "We're proud to help preserve Roxbury's heritage which is an important part of our mission. This is the entrance to the Mine Hill Preserve which is one of the true gems in our network of preserves and where the Roxbury Land Trust got its start in raising funds to preserve the town's open space and natural resources."
Highlights from 2015
RLT thanked Matt Root and Steven Schinke for their service as directors, and welcomed Julie Steers and Michael Fleisher to the Board of Directors.
Booth Free School Grade 5 watering and planting native plants to stabilize the stream bed
of Jack’s Brook on the Tierney Preserve. This was a project of Trout Unlimited with a grant from CT DEEP. More grades from Booth recently explored RLT's preserves, and they sent this neat thank you.
Please see our timeline for past highlights.
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