NewsApril 2013: Sean Irwin of Troop 65 chose for his Eagle Scout Project the reconstruction of a shed to protect the Mine Hill Preserve historic tumbler. Pictured at right, top to bottom: The dilapidated tumbler shed; post hole template for the new shed; volunteers hard at work framing the structure with many donated materials from local businesses; the finished product.
The Connecticut Community Foundation awarded RLT a grant to underwrite the printing of the 2013 Save The Date Calendar of Events.
The Ellen Knowles Harcourt Foundation awarded RLT a grant for the Boundary Marking of our Preserves.
Professor Charles Magarian of Hofstra University brought his geology students on a field trip to Mine Hill Preserve.
Roxbury Land Trust was one of the sponsors of the 29th Annual Conference of the CT Land Conservation Council on March 23rd.
Our tremendous thanks to the many volunteers and RLT directors who continue to help with the ongoing clean-up of our many preserves and trails. If you see a problem area or wish to lend a hand, please contact the office, 860-350-4148 or email Kim Norris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highlights from 2012
Long-time donor and former resident, Joan McMahan, added 30+ acres to the McMahan Preserve on River and High Bridge Roads creating an undisturbed woodland preserve of 86+ acres. Jane Whitney Gruson donated a second conservation easement protecting a meadow, pond and woodland area now totaling 32+ acres in the Battle Swamp Brook watershed. Our thanks to these generous conservationists. Good Hill Farm Trail was expanded and opened on Labor Day Weekend. This long, moderately difficult, trail takes one through an old orchard, hilly woodlands, and connects to the Miller Preserve on Tophet Rd. Either retrace the trail (4-mile hike) or exit onto Tophet Road and walk back to RT 317 to the parking area (3.2 mile hike). Park at Good Hill Farm Preserve, just east of the farm off Route 317 (Good Hill Road). Orzech Family Preserve parking area reconstruction was completed in September 2012. Our thanks to Frank Lasky of FSM Services, the Town of Roxbury Public Works Crew, RLT Board member, Brian Neff, and the many volunteers who worked over the past year to keep this popular parking area open.
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