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Roxbury Land Trust Receives 26-Acre Gift to Ring in the New Year

Roxbury Land Trust Receives 26-Acre Gift to Ring in the New Year

(ROXBURY, Connecticut) – The Roxbury Land Trust has received a donation of 26 acres of land at 203 North Street (Route 199) in Roxbury, it was announced here today. The donor, John Katz, gifted the parcel of land, naming it the Beth Rogers and Jeffrey Katz Preserve in...

Cabin Fever Coffee House – Friday, February 2nd @ 9:00am

Cabin Fever Coffee House – Friday, February 2nd @ 9:00am

Do you have a case of cabin fever? Join us for some conversation about our plans for 2024. Learn about volunteer opportunities and our new Trail Monitor Program. We will have some warm beverages and treats and some neighborly conversations. Hope to see you soon!

The Roxbury Land Trust Revisits its Quartz Mining History

The Roxbury Land Trust Revisits its Quartz Mining History

On Saturday, November 25th, Dr. John Smoliga, President of the Roxbury Land Trust, led a group of 30+ hikers to examine an old quart mining site at its historic Mine Hill Preserve. The annual post-Thanksgiving walk is held in memory of Dave Beglan, a former historian...

Mother Nature is a gift..

Mother Nature is a gift..

Mother Nature is a gift. This gift often goes unnoticed until we’re reminded of its subtle yet alluring presence—from a golden sunset that blankets a nearby pasture—to a resident Great Blue Heron that dips into the Shepaug River—to the bounty of colorful and delicious...

Moth Walk and Talk

Moth Walk and Talk

At Good Hill Farm Preserve located on the Roxbury-Woodbury border, on Route 317. August 24th 8:00pm - 10:00pm When flowering plants evolved 130 million years ago, moths were the original pollinators. Today they continue to be important pollinators for flowers and...

Take a Wonder Walk

Take a Wonder Walk

Take a wonder walk, just 20 minutes in nature improves cognitive function and memory.  And you will feel better too.  Listen to the birdsong, the rushing water, breathe in the natural scents from the woodlands and meadows and enjoy the calming effects.  There is a...

What’s your level of Will Power?

What’s your level of Will Power?

A few years ago, we learned one of our members felt so passionately about conservation here in Roxbury that she gifted RLT a bequest for land acquisition.  RLT has since purchased three properties with that generous legacy gift from Joan M. McMahan. These conservation...

New Trail Opening at Horrigan Family Preserve

New Trail Opening at Horrigan Family Preserve

Start your weekend outdoors and join RLT for a guided new trail opening at the Horrigan Family Preserve off Rocky Mountain Road on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 10 a.m. Park at the River Road parking areas and follow signs to the meeting place. Please also register so...

RLT and Flanders Take a Winter Walk

RLT and Flanders Take a Winter Walk

Giving Tuesday is a big day for giving and a great day to become a member of Roxbury Land Trust. We rely on our members to support our mission to preserve and protect the rural character of Roxbury.  Maybe you have enjoyed our trails, or had the opportunity to see...

Friends Gather at the 2022 Dave Beglan Memorial Walk

Friends Gather at the 2022 Dave Beglan Memorial Walk

  Over 35 people joined RLT President and Geologist John Smoliga and local Artist and Pilot Billy Steers on the 2022 annual Dave Beglan Memorial Walk at the iconic Mine Hill Preserve. Family and friends gathered, got outdoors, and burned off some Thanksgiving...

Roxbury Awards RLT ARPA Funding to Improve Trails

Roxbury Awards RLT ARPA Funding to Improve Trails

On July 21, 2022, the Town of Roxbury's First Selectman Patrick Roy awarded RLT President John Smoliga and Director of Development Barbara Bradbury-Pape a $5,000 check from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.  RLT is very grateful for the gift which will be used to...

RLT Opens New Volunteers Pedestrian Bridge

RLT Opens New Volunteers Pedestrian Bridge

  In December 2021, Roxbury Land Trust announced the installation of a new Volunteers’ Bridge at the Orzech Family Preserve off Botsford Hill Road, Roxbury. The installation is part of an ongoing effort to improve connectivity between preserves. The new steel...

Moth Walk and Talk with Larry Fischer

Moth Walk and Talk with Larry Fischer

The Roxbury Land Trust (RLT) is pleased to announce the donation of 14.01 acres of forested land off Good Hill Road. Howard and Cathleen Bronson of Maple Bank Farm gifted the land in honor of Cathleen Bronson’s family and the property will be known as the Hurlbut...

14 Acres Donated to Roxbury Land Trust to Preserve Open Space

14 Acres Donated to Roxbury Land Trust to Preserve Open Space

Thanks to the generous donation of land owned by a long-time Roxbury resident, the Roxbury Land Trust (RLT) has preserved an additional 14.12 acres in Roxbury as open space.  The Geraldine R. Stutz Preserve, donated by Ramarax Holdings LLLP and Defer LLLP, protects woodlands and watercourses and is adjacent to Roxbury Town Open Space off […]