Annual meeting Friday, Nov 18 at 7 pm, Community Room, Avon Free Public Library

ALT Annual meeting Friday, Nov 18 at 7 pm, Community Room, Avon Free Public Library

Dogology will give a presentation.

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Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

The Unplugged Learning Project branch of the Avon Land Trust, is thrilled to partner with the Avon High School PTO to bring the critically acclaimed documentary, Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, to Avon for its Connecticut premiere on Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the AHS auditorium. For event details and to reserve (free) seats, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/avon-high-school-pto-and-unplugged-learning-project-presents-screenagers-growing-up-in-the-digital-tickets-24760614665

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ALT Annual Meeting 11/18/15

Please join us for the 2015 ALT Annual Meeting on November 18th at 7pm at the Avon Library,

The film “Love Thy Nature” will be shown.

Read more http://www.avonct.gov/home/news/avon-land-trust-film-love-thy-nature-wed-nov-18-7-pm

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ALT Fall 2015 Newsletter

The Avon Land Trust Fall 2015 newsletter is now available here.

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Annual Tower Toot Hike

Join us on the Annual Tower Toot Hike, 10/18/2014, via the Skyline Trail. We will lead groups from both the Hazen Park and the Nod Way trailhead at 1 pm.

Here’s a great blog post on the hike and trail.

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ALT Annual Meeting on Thursday November 20, 2014

Join the Land Trust at our Annual Meeting, Thursday, November 20, Avon High School Community Room at 7 pm, featuring Eagle Conservation in Connecticut.

Learn about the history of bald eagle conservation in Connecticut from Julie Victoria, the biologist who helped lead the effort for the state’s Dept. of Environmental Protection (currently known as DEEP).

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Visit us at Avon Day

Avon Day is September 27, 2014 at the Thompson Brook School.

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ShopRite of Canton donates to Avon Land Trust

On Monday, April 21st, ShopRite of Canton store owners Chuck Joseph, Sr. and his son Chuck Joseph, Jr., presented Avon Land Trust President Christine Graesser with a check in the amount of $2,500.00.  The Josephs concluded a successful reusable bag rebate program and reallocated the funds to three local environmental organizations; The Canton Land Trust and the Elizabeth Park Conservancy were the other two recipients. Joseph Family Markets, which owns the Shop Rite stores in Canton and West Hartford, is a local owner-operated business that invests in the communities it serves. Explains the senior Joseph: “Most of our charitable giving is oriented toward nutrition and education, so the work the Avon Land Trust is doing to get children outdoors is a natural fit.”

The Avon Land Trust plans to invest ShopRite’s generous donation toward signs and information kiosks on its Oakes Preserve and Talcott Mountain trails to encourage greater use of Avon’s open space by residents, especially children. The Land Trust hopes to use the Oakes as an outdoor classroom in cooperation with local schools.

Chuck Joseph, Sr. and Chuck Joseph, Jr., owners of ShopRite Canton, present a $2500.00 check to Avon Land Trust president, Christine Graesser.

Chuck Joseph, Sr. and Chuck Joseph, Jr., owners of ShopRite Canton, present a $2500.00 check to Avon Land Trust president, Christine Graesser.

Photo caption: Chuck Joseph, Sr. and Chuck Joseph, Jr., owners of ShopRite Canton, present a $2500.00 check to Avon Land Trust president, Christine Graesser.

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Wood Duck Houses Erected at the Oakes Preserve

ALT board members Rick Dubiel (in photo) and Bob Breckenridge have erected wood duck houses at the Oakes Preserve.

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Avon Land Trust hosts Fall Hike On Saturday, October 19th

Avon Land Trust hosts Fall Hike On Saturday, October 19th, the Avon Land Trust will host its annual Fall Leaf-Peeping Hike along its own beautiful Skyline Trail to the peak of Talcott Mountain. The hike is 1+ miles each way, with some moderately steep portions, and offers breathtaking ridge views. Hikers can join in the fun at the top, where the Heublein ‘Tower Toot’ festival will be underway. Refreshments, courtesy of the land trust, will be served at the conclusion of the hike.

Avon hikers and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages are encouraged to attend. Hikers should be in good health, and dressed in shoes with thick, treaded soles. Leashed dogs are welcome. ALT leaders and hike participants will meet at 1:00 p.m. on Hazen Road, off of Woodford Hills Rd. Please park on the right.

A trail map and parking instructions are available here. Raindate is Sunday, October 20th.

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