Naromi Land Trust  
Forever. Sherman. 
September 2018 
                                               Vol. 9, Issue 9
Photo by Justin P. Goodhart Photography
In This Issue
New President
Upland Pastures Poster
Annual Picnic
Events from our Partners
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Members, Friends and Neighbors,
As we move out of the summer months and into peak hiking weather, we hope that you will enjoy our freshly groomed trails thanks to our summer intern, Erick Jellen.  Erick is starting his first year at University of Rhode Island.  We wish him the best of luck and thank both Erick (and his dad Chris) for their hard work this summer.  

We have also received reports that this year is a very bad season for yellow jackets nests.  Please be sure to be aware of this as you head out to hike.

Please feel free to check our News page for more pictures of our extremely successful 50th Anniversary Gala held on July 28th.(we apologize for the bad link in our last email!).  

We hope you will mark your calendar for Naromi's Annual Picnic on Sunday, October 7th on our Hadlow Preserve off on Cozier Road!

All the Best,

Amanda Branson,  Executive Director
Welcome Our New President - Chris Jellen
Naromi President Chris Jellen
For those of you who attended the Naromi annual meeting or An Enchanted Evening on the Field, you know that after 20+ years of service to Naromi Land Trust, Marge Josephson has retired from her position as President of the Board.  Marge remains actively involved and will continue on our Board of Directors.  We are all grateful for the tremendous contribution Marge has made to conservation in our area and to Naromi's success.

It is with great pride that we announce that Chris Jellen has been elected President as of July 31, 2018.

Chris has a very long history with Naromi Land Trust and has served this organization in many capacities.  Chris became involved with Naromi as a leader of a Sherman Girl Scouts troop when his daughter was in grade school (she is in her junior year of college now!). 

Through that initial connection, Chris joined the Naromi Board of Directors in 2010.  He has been the chair of the Stewardship and Nominating Committees, a land monitor, and actively participated in our outreach events.  Chris has forged wonderful relationships on behalf of Naromi with many other non-profits in the area. Chris has been Naromi's Vice-President since 2014. 

We are excited for this new chapter and thank Chris for accepting this position to lead Naromi Land Trust into the future.  
Upland Pastures 50th Anniversary Print
We are so pleased to announce that photographer Justin B. Goodhart has graciously donated a beautiful image of our Upland Pastures Preserve to mark the 50th Anniversary of Naromi Land Trust.

We have 50 limited edition signed copies of this poster (15x30 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.
50th Annual Naromi Picnic
Mark your calendar!!!  Hope you can join us!  Our last big event to celebrate 50 years of conservation in Sherman.  Bring a side dish, dessert or salad and we provide the rest.  

Special birthday cupcakes will be available by donation provided by The American Pie Company.

Upcoming Events from our Partners
Weantinoge 5th Annual Fall Celebration - September 15
Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust will host its 5th annual Fall Celebration on Saturday, September 15 from 8 AM - 2 PM at the Smyrski Farm Preserve.  Go to  for more information.

Guided Tour Connecticut Audubon Society's Deer Pond Farm - September 15
Don't miss this family-friendly hike where you may see some of the 100 species of birds have been reported on the property. Deer Pond Farm is also home to a variety of butterfly species, bobcat, beaver and black bear.  Click HERE for more information.

Great Hollow Jazz Night on the Patio - September 29
Click on the image below for more information.