From Lyme Land Trust
Photography Walk, December 10, 3:30–5:00 p.m., at Patrell Preserve, Baker Lane, Lyme.
Enjoy the beauty of late fall as part of our Imagining Lyme photography program. Join us on a walk guided by photographer Joe Standart. As we explore, Joe will give insight into his creative process in photography. Joe is an internationally recognized award-winning photographer and a Lyme Land Trust board member.
From CT Land Conservation Council
The Connecticut Land Conservation Conference, March 25, 2023
Hosted by the Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC), the annual Connecticut Land Conservation Conference is the largest conservation gathering and only land trust convocation of its kind in Connecticut. Attracting hundreds of attendees from Connecticut and beyond, the Annual Conference provides dynamic training, networking, and information-sharing opportunities for board members, staff, and volunteers from Connecticut’s many land trusts and conservation organizations.
The 2023 Conference will take place at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, on Saturday, March 25, 2023. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, visit: ctconservation.org/conference/. CLCC’s impressive day-long gathering brings together top-notch presenters, informative and inspiring workshops, and those who value environmental and conservation awareness.
If you value Connecticut’s natural environment and want to learn more about land conservation, please join us and lend your voice and support to the land conservation movement.
From Vermont Audubon
Saving Grasslands in the Watershed
Through Audubon Vermont, farmers are participating in the Bobolink Project. Grassland birds are disappearing in the northeastern US due to a mix of habitat loss and hayfield mowing during the weeks that birds like Bobolinks are actively nesting. New England’s working farmers face financial pressures that force them to mow earlier and more frequently. To protect these grassland birds, Audubon Vermont, and its partners Massachusetts Audubon and New Hampshire Audubon, recognized that they must develop new strategies for promoting conservation on private farms.
The Bobolink Project uses donated funds to provide financial assistance to participating farmers who modify their mowing schedules so that grassland nesting birds can successfully raise their young. The Bobolink Project is a proven approach that can protect birds and farms. You can help by giving money that allows us to “buy time” for nesting grassland birds. Visit vt.audubon.org/conservation/bobolink-project to learn more.
From Connecticut River Salmon Association
The Connecticut River Salmon Association cordially invites you to join us in honoring Steve Gephard with the President’s Award at our 45th Annual Dinner. We believe that Steve deserves special recognition for his 42 years of efforts at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) on behalf of migratory fish and his 26 years as consulting biologist to our Salmon-in-Schools Program.
Additionally, our Special Guest Speaker will be Dick Shriver, Publisher of Estuary magazine, who will be discussing the Connecticut River.
The Dinner will be held on January 14, 2023, at the USS Chowder Pot Restaurant in Hartford.
The evening will include:
A Live Auction, a Silent Auction, Grand Prize Buckets, a Bucket Raffle, a Board of Director’s Mystery Wine Raffle, and a Door Prize (a fly-fishing outfit) specifically for attendees 18 and under.
A social hour, music, and auction preview will be from 5:00–6:00 p.m.
The Live Auction at 6:00 p.m. will be followed by Dinner, $50 per person.