The Land Trust of Danbury is proud to continue its relationship with The Volunteer Center serving Western CT. This Summer, TLTOD had the wonderful opportunity to partner with the Volunteer Center’s Youth Volunteer Corps “Summer of Service” by planning and running a three-day-long educational and volunteer program for 11-17 year olds living in the Greater Danbury area. From July 27th to 29th, 20 Youth Corps “Summer of Service” volunteers participated in training to be Land Trust Monitors. Exercises conducted were designed around fieldwork that Monitors do. For general monitoring, the group walked properties and checked for signs of trespass, encroachments, fire, vandalism, hunting, etc., and then filled out forms documenting their observations. They also took photos of everything they inventoried and documented. The information collected will be entered into the The Land Trust’s ConservationTrak™ database.
The program was highly successful and great fun for all participants!