East Haddam Land Trust depends on volunteers, or stewards, to keep preserves accessible and to monitor vegetation and wildlife activity.
Stewardship comes in many forms - participating in Work Parties, notifying EHLT of an issue during visits to a preserve, or actively overseeing a specific preserve and recording observations as an EHLT Steward on EHLT's Inspection Report.
Work Parties-Stewardship Saturday:
On the 3rd Saturday of each month (except in July and August), volunteers gather at a specific preserve to clear and mark trails, create new trails, clear storm- or age-damaged trees and vegetation, manage invasive vegetation, pick up trash, or maintain/build footbridges.
Stewardship Saturday details are emailed to EHLT contacts and posted on the website and Facebook.
EHLT Preserve Stewards
Visit our preserves regularly to note trail and trail marker conditions, hazards, wildlife and/or invasive vegetation, as well as other observations. Contact us if you are interested in becoming a Preserve Steward.
Using EHLT Preserves
During visits, you can help by simply removing trash and clearing fallen branches from trails.