What's Happening at The Warren Land Trust
Upcoming Lecture: "Our Hidden Landscapes: Stone Cultural Features and Ceremonial Landscapes"
Dr. Lucianne Lavin, Director of Research, Institue for American Indian Studies
Sponsored by the Warren Land Trust and other NW CT Land Trusts as part of October Land Trust Days.
Sunday, October 4, 3-4pm, Washington Montessori School (240 Litchfield Turnpike, New Preston).
No registration required.
Join us as we hear Dr. Lucianne Lavin, Director of Research and Collections at the Institute for American Indian Studies, discuss the different types of stone cultural features found in the woods of Warren and vicinity. Did the pile of stones you just hiked by demarcate agricultural fields centuries ago? Was it part of the foundation of an early American home or industrial site? Or did it serve a ceremonial purpose for Native Americans? Dr. Lavin's engaging presentation will leave us knowing more about the natural and man-made landscapes that surround us.
Annual Picnic (September 15, 2013)
The Warren Land Trust celebrated years of success by holding a picnic on the Angevine Farm’s magnificent tree fields on a splendid Sunday afternoon. Over 125 townspeople and members of the Trust were treated to magnificent views, warm early fall weather, and a wonderful buffet prepared by the staff of the Rooster Tail Inn.
Many thanks to Tim and Carla Angevine, and the entire Angevine family, for sharing their beautiful farm with us. We were also gratified that Representative Elizabeth Esty was present and spoke about the importance of preservation of this landscape and the future of conservation in western Connecticut. Land Trust officers brought the audience up to date with information about our activities and invited them to attend the November 16th annual meeting. We warmly thanked our sponsors, including the Connecticut Community Foundation for a generous grant, the Arethusa Farm for donations of artisanal cheese and ice cream, the Cambridge House Brewery for three varieties of refreshing beer, and Masterbrands Wine for a sampling of fine wines. Crystal Rock LLC, supplied bottled water, and the Tanner Farm donated delicious corn, which board members’ children had eagerly husked that morning! Live music was provided by a local group, Switch Factory.
With lovely lighting inside the large tent, many conversations continued on into the evening, while children played in the field and enjoyed a small campfire. It was a special moment for the WLT, and we were delighted to be able to share it with our supporters.
Celebrate CT Trails Day (June 1, 2013)
Come celebrate CT Trails Day with the Warren Land Trust and Warren Parks & Rec! Saturday, June 1st from 10:00am - Noon. Trail clearing and guided hike. Meet in the Warren school parking lot. Fun, Nature Appreciation and Education for the whole family!
Wine Tasting Fundraiser (April 27, 2013)
Tim Clew, WLT Board Member and co-Managing Partner of The Wine Trust offered a series of rare, fine and aged wines from some of the world's greatest producers and most beloved wine regions. The wines selected were all in their peak drinking window after years of maturing in climate-controlled storage. The program was fun, educational and tasty, with a variety of foods to complement the wine.
In attendance: Barbara Page and John Liu, Tim and Jaime Clew, Ted and Nancy Morse, Laura Moore Brown and Paul Brown, Jack and Pam Baker, Jim Neary, Jamie and Kristen Browne, James Gladstone, Alberto and Rebecca Acosta, Debra and Marc Dickstein, Bill and Joanne Mansfield, David Robinson and Margie Field, Jay and Lissie Chandler, David Nadel and Nicole Feliciano
In addition to the tasting, attendees had the opportunity to purchase many of these hard-to-find wines.