Roundtable Discussion with Congressman Chris Murphy

Members of the boards of the Avon, Farmington and Simsbury Land Trusts, along with town officials and concerned citizens, met with Congressman Chris Murphy, on Saturday, January 12th at the Avon Senior Center to discuss Land Conservation in the 5th district. The meeting was arranged by Chris Graesser of the Avon Land Trust and Barbara Zuras, of the Avon Board of Education. Mr. Murphy, who recently took over leadership of the Land Conservation Caucus in Washington, displayed a strong grasp of the case for conserving land and the myriad challenges that accompany it. He was also quick to remark that preserving open space ~ whether to save farms, create recreation opportunities, preserve views, protect wildlife or increase property values ~ is a priority that enjoys bipartisan support.

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President's Message

Annual Meeting 2007

One of the primary goals of a land trust is to acquire and preserve open space. I would love to tell you that this year we added to our over 340 acres of land but that was not the case. We have investigated several land opportunities, one of which is currently in negotiation. These negotiations take a considerable amount of time and at this point there is nothing concrete to discuss.

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Annual Meeting

Join us November 15, 2007, 8pm at the Avon Community Center for our annual meeting. Our speaker this year is David Leff with a presentation on “Engaging Children with Nature”.

Mr. Leff is a is a freelance writer from Collinsville, Connecticut and former Deputy Commissioner with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection from 1995 until his retirement in 2006. His essays and fiction have appeared in newspapers and magazines.

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Annual Hike

The Avon Land Trust invites you to Hike to the Tower
Sunday October 21st @ 1:00 p.m.

Join us as we hike from Avon to the peak of Talcott Mountain Savor breathtaking Autumn views…Enjoy a vigorous hike…And join in the fun at the mountain-top Heublein “Tower Toot” party! Raindate: Sunday, October 28th. See trail map and flyer here.

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Avon Day

Visit us at our booth on Saturday, September 29th at 12:00 PM at Thompson Brook School.

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Trails Day '07

Join us on Sunday June 3rd, 2007 1-4pm for a hike on the new ALT Skyline Trail. This event is part of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association’s Trails Day ’07. Trailhead and parking available on Nod Way.

CFPA is the statewide coordinator for National Trails Day events in Connecticut in cooperation with the American Hiking Society. For more information on the statewide event visit Brochure available here.

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