Naromi Land Trust  
Forever. Sherman. 
October/November 2018 
                                               Vol. 9, Issue 10
In This Issue
Annual Picnic Recap
LTA Rally Recognition
Monitoring Blitz
Kids Program 11/16
Vote Yes Question #2
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Members, Friends and Neighbors,
Fall is finally here.  As I write this, we are enjoying a typical Fall day with the trees starting to show hues of orange, yellow and red with a crisp chill in the air.  One of our favorite times of year because it is hiking season!!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 27 from 12 - 4 pm.  Naromi will have a table at Great Hollow's Hollowfest. A great afternoon for all - make sure you stop by and say hello!

As always, please wear your blaze orange when hiking and keep us posted if you see something that needs our attention. Or, send us a picture of you and yours enjoying one of our trails.  We like those!

Best spots for wonderful Fall pictures - Amy's Lookout and Herrick Overlook at Herrick Trail, Hadlow Preserve and our beloved Upland Pastures.  All are very conducive for photos!

All the Best,

Amanda Branson,  Executive Director
50th Annual Naromi Picnic
The weather held out for our 50th Annual Picnic on Hadlow Preserve on October 7th. Thank you to everyone who joined us for the afternoon.  We hope you enjoyed the beauty of this wonderful preserve.  

We would like to thank all of our volunteers and Board members for making it a lovely afternoon.  Special thanks to Ashleigh Blake, Stan Greenbaum, Ian Gribble, Chris & Linda Jellen, Marge Josephson and Don Lowe.

A sincere thanks to the American Pie Company for contributing the amazing cupcakes to help mark the occasion.  As you can see, they were very tasty!  More pictures are at
Naromi Recognized at LTA Rally 2018 in Pittsburgh
NLT Executive Director Amanda Branson (front row 2nd from left) on stage at Land Trust Alliance Rally 2018 with other land trusts being recognized for achieving Accreditation.
Each year, land trusts from around the country come together to learn about the current information and advancements in the area of land conservation.  It is also a time of celebration.

This year's Rally conference took place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Naromi's Executive Director, Amanda Branson, and President, Chris Jellen, attended Rally for a very special reason.  Naromi joined the growing number of land trusts across the country achieving Accreditation. Accreditation is the acknowledgement that everything we do as a land trust is a best practice.  It means that we are doing right by our donors and our community.  Amanda walked across the Rally stage representing Naromi and Sherman to receive her Accreditation pennant which will be proudly displayed in our offices!

Rally is not only a chance for land trusts to exchange ideas and information, but it provides training sessions on both land conservation as well as organizational standards to help land trusts operate at a higher level.  Both Chris and Amanda felt the knowledge they gained from this event will help Naromi serve the community and our conserved lands in the future.
Monitoring Blitz Saturday, November 3
Save the Date!!   Naromi will be holding its yearly Monitoring Blitz on Saturday, November 3rd starting at 9:00 am at the Sherman Senior Center.  There will be a short meeting and then monitors will go out and monitor their properties.

Monitoring is the process of walking the boundaries of a particular property and ensuring that the boundaries are maintained, signage is visible and in tact and to report any major changes or encroachments on the land.  

No experience necessary and students under 16 are welcome if accompanied by a parent.  If you are interested in becoming a land monitor, please contact the office at 860-354-0260 or email .  
Naromi & Sherman Library Kid's Program 1/2 Day of School 11/16/18
Naromi Land Trust and The Sherman Library will join together on Friday, November 16th to present " The Sound of (Nature's) Music" from 1:30 - 2:30 pm at the Sherman Library.  This is a 1/2 day of school for the Sherman School but it is open to the community.

Children 5 and older will learn just "whoo-who-whoooooo" is making those common noises we hear outdoors. 

Join Carrie Szwed from White Memorial Nature Center and meet the barred owl named Shakespeare.

Students coming from school should pack a lunch and will be walked from the school to the library.  All children will need to complete a walking permission slip.  

To make your reservation, please send an email to  
Vote YES on Question #2 on November 6