Category: Featured

The Top 5 Best Trees to Plant in Connecticut

September 21st, 2023 by

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? […]

Sounds of Summer Nights

August 15th, 2023 by

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, […]

Loving our Lands: Summer Photo Contest Fundraiser

July 19th, 2023 by

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 […]

The History of Candlewood Lake

July 6th, 2023 by

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 […]

Latest CVRLT News & Updates

June 19th, 2023 by

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 […]

Connecticut’s State Flower: Mountain Laurel

June 1st, 2023 by

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 […]

How to Celebrate Earth Day

April 19th, 2023 by

The 53rd Earth Day is Saturday, April 22. So, what is Earth Day? How did it come to be? How do we celebrate Earth Day? Find out in this informative […]

Spring Appeal

April 5th, 2023 by

Every year, trees in our yards, parks, and forests lead us and our neighboring wildlife into spring. After trees conserve energy during winter’s cold, shorter daylight hours, the longer, warmer […]

Donate to CVRLT’s Holiday Appeal

April 5th, 2023 by

As an accredited land trust, we protect the land, water, vegetation, and wildlife on our preserves, and maintain trails and educational kiosks to help visitors safely enjoy nature’s many beautiful […]

CVRLT News: Board Update

January 23rd, 2023 by

  CVRLT President – Faline Schneiderman: Congratulations to Faline Schneiderman, CVRLT’s 2019-2022 Vice President, on her NEW role as CVRLT’s President! Faline is grateful to have worked in partnership with President, […]

CVRLT Online Silent Auction

October 12th, 2022 by

CVRLT is having its first ONLINE SILENT AUCTION, which will run from November 3rd-10th. All proceeds raised during our silent auction will directly benefit Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust and […]

Connecticut Drought Crisis

September 3rd, 2022 by

It was a summer of little to no rain here in Connecticut as our state underwent a drought. With so little rainfall this summer, the entire Housatonic River Watershed region […]