Introducing CVRLT’s Newest Property, The Roy Preserve!

In December 2023, CVRLT gratefully received a pristine 4.93-acre parcel in Danbury, donated by Mr. Noel Roy. The parcel, now named The Roy Preserve, is located near CVRLT’s Barnard, Schwab […]
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Soak in the Views of Ball Pond

Life is good by Ball Pond! Hahlawah Preserve is a Conservation Easement from the Town of New Fairfield, spanning 11 acres over three non-contiguous parcels. A small walking trail meanders […]
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Sweetcake Mountain Preserve: A Trail that’s Sweet as Cake

Looking to work off those holiday calories? Pay a visit to one of CVRLT properties for a hike! In continuing of “Autumn on our Preserves” series, we are highlighting our […]
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Enjoy Nature’s Gifts This Holiday Season!

Winter’s pristine beauty inspires our gratitude for the beauty of our region’s magnificent woodlands, mountains, meadows, waterways, and especially our preserves. Thank you for helping us to fulfill our mission of […]
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Komlo Preserve: A Sanctuary for People and Wildlife

As autumn arrives, nature begins busily preparing for winter! Our “Autumn On Our Preserves” series by CVRLT volunteer Michelle Bissett captures the many inspiring sights and sounds to enjoy this […]
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10 ways you can include nature in your Halloween festivities

Happy Halloween! There are lots of activities you can do today to celebrate that can help you get out in nature. Here is a list of 10 activities you can […]
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The Top 5 Best Trees to Plant in Connecticut

This time of the year, we begin to see the leaves on our trees change, so what are the best trees to plant in the state of Connecticut and why? […]
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Sounds of Summer Nights

Go out on a warm, humid summer night, and you’ll hear the sounds of nature coming from the treetops, bushes, and grasses. Curiosity can be satisfied by simply stopping, relaxing, […]
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Loving our Lands: Summer Photo Contest Fundraiser

CVRLT’s second annual “Loving our Lands” summer photo contest is officially LIVE!  From now until August 20th, we’re inviting nature-loving photographers to submit photos for the following categories: Animal Kingdom : Found […]
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The History of Candlewood Lake

Once referred to as “one of the most beautiful lakes in the world” (Klark K. Kitchen, New York Sun, 1929), many of us do not realize the rich history that […]
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Latest CVRLT News & Updates

Things have been exciting here at CVRLT as we embark on a new season and kick-off to summer. New Fairfield’s Girl and Boy Scout Troops have been hard at work […]
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Connecticut’s State Flower: Mountain Laurel

Designated as the Connecticut State Flower by the General Assembly in 1907, the Mountain Laurel is perhaps the most beautiful of native American shrubs. Its fragrance and the massed richness […]
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