Please continue to support the East Haddam Land Trust. Membership dues are now being collected for 2013. We are moving to a new website and yopu can CLICK HERE to access and pay your dues.
Updated Trail Maps
Several of our trail maps were just updated (December 2010); you can download them from our Preserve Page.
Monthly Hikes-Sept to June
We sponsor a monthly hike (September through June) on the last Sunday of the month. The hikes start at 1:00 PM and last about two hours. They explore open space properties in East Haddam and the neighboring towns. As time and location allow, there are brief discussions on the history, geology, flora and fauna of the area. CLICK HERE for the Events Calendar on our new website. Here is a photo taken on our May 22 2011 hike at Day Pond; see more photos from the hike on our Facebook page.
Work Parties Third Saturday-Sept. to June
Mark your calendars every third Saturday (revised dates due to conflicts) through June for the monthly work party, 9 am-Noon. It's a great way to work together, improving or maintaining our preserves, while getting a bit of exercise and having fun! CLICK HERE for the events calendar on our new website.. Click here for an article in the Reminder about a Hammond Mill work day. Here's a group shot taken at the March 19 2011 work party at Bailey Easement.
Front row kneeling, l - r: Carol Harrington, Linda Ryder-Munet 2nd row, l-r: Director/treasurer George Giesey, Mary Augustiny, Lauren Calles, Director Greg Chasko, Director Rob Smith, Doug DeCarli, Jeff Undercoffler Next Row, l-r: Jane Anderson, Bernie Gillis, Forrest Anderson. Missing from photo was photographer Bruce Fletcher.
East Haddam Land Trust was incorporated in Connecticut in 1979 as a local, private, all-volunteer, non-profit, tax-exempt land conservation organization. Its purpose is to preserve and hold in trust, for the people, the natural resources of the town of East Haddam. This includes woodlands, fields, lakes, rivers, open spaces, and the plant and animal life thereon. The Trust currently owns 230 acres of land and holds 113 acres of easements on its preserves, many of which have marked hiking trails open to the public.
Our goal is to acquire natural areas and conservation easements through donations and purchases, so the town of East Haddam can preserve its natural resources. In addition, the Land Trust seeks to foster understanding and enjoyment of natural areas by sponsoring hikes, canoe trips, wildlife programs, and other activities in our preserves and other natural areas. Although many of the natural areas tend to be land, the Trust also focuses on protecting other resources, such as Eightmile River, Roaring Brook, Moodus River, Chapman Pond, Salmon River, Salmon Cove, and Succor Brook.