Naromi Land Trust  
Forever. Sherman. 
October 2018 
                                               Vol. 9, Issue 10
In This Issue
Annual Picnic
Upland Pastures Poster
Vote Yes Question #2
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Members, Friends and Neighbors,
As you head to the voting booth on November 6, you will be asked an important question.  

Question #2 on the ballot will require the Connecticut General Assembly to have a public hearing and a 2/3 majority vote BEFORE they can sell, transfer or give away conserved state parks,forests and other important public lands.  Current legislation does not require any recourse or oversight on these transactions.  This means that Squantz Pond State Park and Kent Falls State Park could be gone without you even knowing it.  

Voting YES will ensure that the residents of Connecticut will have a voice in this process.   Please read more below about this important issue.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday, October 7 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm at our Hadlow Preserve off of Cozier Hill for our 50th Naromi Annual Picnic.  All are welcome and it is open to the public and a free event.

All the Best,

Amanda Branson,  Executive Director
50th Annual Naromi Picnic
Our last big event to celebrate 50 years of conservation in Sherman in 2018.  Bring a side dish, dessert or salad and we provide the rest.  

Please bring chairs or heavy blankets. Special birthday cupcakes will be available by donation (suggested donation $5) provided by The American Pie Company. Naromi 50th Anniversary Poster of Upland Pastures will be available to purchase at the picnic (see article below).

Upland Pastures 50th Anniversary Print
We are so pleased to announce that photographer Justin P. Goodhart has graciously donated a beautiful image of our Upland Pastures Preserve to mark the 50th Anniversary of Naromi Land Trust.  We will be selling these at our Annual Picnic this year!

We have 50 limited edition signed copies of this poster (12x36 unframed) that we would like to offer to our friends and supporters for a suggested donation of $50.

If you are interested in obtaining a beautiful print of this poster (below) capturing one of the most iconic views in Sherman, please contact the us at or call 860-354-0260.

All donations go directly to supporting Naromi's mission to c onserve and protect the natural resources of Sherman, including wildlife habitats, water quality, agricultural lands and scenic vistas, for the benefit of, and use by, current and future generations.
Vote YES on Question #2 on November 6
Connecticut is a state rich in natural resources due to work on local and regional levels by land trusts and conservation agencies and on the state level with the preservation of state parks, forests and other valuable lands.  

Unfortunately, the legislation that is currently in place allows the transfer or sale of conserved state resources without public input.  So, the rich resources that we have in Connecticut are in jeopardy and residents will have no voice in the decision.

On November 6, Connecticut state residents will have the opportunity to vote on Question #2 which will require a public hearing and a 2/3 vote from the General Assembly before any state parks and forests could be sold, swapped or given away to private companies or local governments.  

Squantz Pond & Pootatuck State Parks in New Fairfield, Macedonia Brook & Kent Falls State Parks in Kent are all local resources that could be affected so please vote YES to Question #2 to protect your public lands and ensure you have a voice in the future of these important environmental resources.
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