Warren Fall Festival
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Warren Fall Festival

Small-town festivals don’t get more iconic than this! On your way to pick up your apple pie or watch the lumberjack contest, stop by our booth to learn more about our conservation work… or to get some new WLT merchandise, grab a trail map, or sample one of our WLT trail mix cookies.

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CT Trails Day Hike
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

CT Trails Day Hike

  • 54 Flat Rock Road Warren, CT, 06754 United States (map)
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Hike a challenging 2-mile out-and-back on a recently opened section of the Mattatuck/Blue Blazed Trail featuring beautiful forest and watercourses. Some steep and rocky sections; appropriate footwear recommended. Bring your water bottle; we’ll provide the trail mix cookies!

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Town Clean-up and Family-Friendly Recycling
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Town Clean-up and Family-Friendly Recycling

Come to the Warren Community Hub for a fun and informative show about the magic of recycling with magician (and head of recycling for Yale University and the City of Waterbury) Cyril May. Fuel up with home-baked breakfast treats, and then don your gloves and grab your trash bags to participate in our town-clean up. Celebrate Earth Day, and keep Warren clean and beautiful!

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10th Annual Warren Cider 5k Run/Walk
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

10th Annual Warren Cider 5k Run/Walk

Fun local community 5k run (or) walk, co-sponsored by Warren Parks & Recreation and Warren Land Trust. Benefits Wamogo Scholarship fund endowment at CT Community Foundation. Apple cider, cider donuts, assorted fruit and water will be available.

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History Hidden in the Warren Woods: The Finney Monument
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

History Hidden in the Warren Woods: The Finney Monument

  • Charles Grandison Finney’s Birthplace (map)
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About 30 people attended the walk to the Finney Monument which the Warren Land Trust co-sponsored with the Warren Historical Society. Some came from as far away as Massachusetts.

Warren town historian Ellen Paul presented interesting facts about Rev. Charles G. Finney, born 1792 in Warren.

Located at his birthplace on Cunningham Road, the monument was built by Oberlin College to honor their president from 1851-1866. Finney was regarded as "the father of modern revivalism." He was a fiery evangelist and promoted the abolition of slavery and equal education for women and African Americans.

WLT board members BK Stafford expertly provided information about flora and fauna along the way, incl. pointing out bright orange chanterelles, Dave Schneiderbeck had cleared the mile-long walk to the monument and Rebecca Neary made sure everyone was well nourished with delicious home-made cookies.

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Housatonic Heritage Walk
Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

Housatonic Heritage Walk

  • Project Nike - Bell Laboratories (map)
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Step back into the Cold War era with the Warren Historical Society and Warren Land Trust as we take a short walk on a grassy path to visit the remains of a radar tower, built as part of Bell Laboratories' "Project Nike" anti-aircraft missile system. Learn about how the United States' post-WWII conflict with the Soviet Union made itself felt even in this quiet corner of Connecticut.

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Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

Warren Land Trust Hike & Harvest Lunch

Graciously hosted by Adil and Zarinna Mulla - proceeds benefit the Warren Land Trust's land conservation and environmental education activities.

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Lecture: The Importance of Trees
Apr
30
11:00 AM11:00

Lecture: The Importance of Trees

Join the Warren Land Trust, the Lake Waramaug Association, and Steep Rock Association for a timely and thought-provoking talk by Dr. Jeffrey Ward on "The Importance of Trees."

Dr. Jeffrey S. Ward, Chief Scientist in the Department of Forestry & Horticulture at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, and a prolific writer and frequent speaker on forest management, urban forestry, and forest ecology and health, will explain how and why trees have great value beyond beautifying the environment and conveying a sense of serenity. Trees clean the air we breathe, provide food and habitat for wildlife, and play a vital role in protecting wetlands, watersheds, aquifers, and groundwater supplies.

The role trees play in improving water quality is especially important around bodies of water such as Lake Waramaug. For this reason, as part of its Centennial Celebration the Lake Waramaug Association is launching a program to "Plant 100 Trees and Save 100 Acres" around the lake. We hope you will join us to help the Association celebrate its 100 year anniversary, and learn more about the importance of trees!

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Jun
6
10:30 AM10:30

Celebrate CT Trails Day

Although there had been rain overnight, by morning it had cleared and conditions were good for a walk in the woods along the Mattatuck Trail toward the Upper Shepaug Reservoir. A good-sized group from Warren and beyond met with land trust board member and orienteering expert Dave Schneiderbeck, who led the hike. This portion of the trail had been blazed recently, and provided scenic woodland views, including a few narrow spots and a little stream to be forded. Fueled by trail mix cookies and good spirits, hikers covered about four miles in an out-and-back route. The event was one of many sponsored by local land trusts as part of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association's CT Trails Weekend.

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