CVRLT director, Nicole Vesey, hosted a Halloween-themed hike through Pootatuck Preserve in New Fairfield on October 19th. The weather was just right for this family-fun hike. Check out our photos below!
We met Mary Ellen Sierra and her husband, Dr. Anand Gothale, at a Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust fundraising event last year and were inspired by the fact that they maintain a backyard habitat at their home in Danbury. So we were delighted when Mary Ellen agreed to share their story.
How did you get involved with Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust?
Our street borders the Elstein Preserve which is managed by Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust. We regularly mow the border of the property at the street level and pick up any trash that’s been left there. We try to keep it nice, and in fact, there was a man who for about three years would park his car take his lawn chair out with a little can of ice tea and his book and would just set up and read.[Read more…]
Great Hollow Naturalist, John Foley, and Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust Director Bill McCann led a “Hike the Hollow” Trails Day guided tour through the Great Hollow Nature Preserve and neighboring Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area. Hikers learned about the history of the “Hollow” and why it has become one of the most ecologically significant areas of both Fairfield County, CT and Putnam County, NY.
Check out the photos below!