Spring Newsletter 2016       
In This Issue

Give Local to Benefit Weantinoge Tomorrow!

Weantinoge's spring membership appeal is being given a boost! Between 7 AM on May 3rd and 7 PM on May 4th, donations made to Weantinoge via the online Give Local page will be matched!

Upcoming Events

(for more info and to register click on the events below)      


May 14th - Wildflower Hike at Cobble Brook Vista      


May 21st - Family Fish Stocking with the After School Arts Program


June 4th - CT Trails Day Celebration and Hike 

Become a Member Today

Your support makes all the difference. Please join or renew your membership by clicking on our Donate Now button below.

Naromi Land Trust partners and volunteers having fun and learning all about property inspections.
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2015 Fundraising Success!
Thanks to you, Weantinoge met its end-of-year matching goal, raising over $340,000 during the final weeks of 2015! 

What does this mean for you and your community?
  • Accelerated farmland conservation by partnering with the Connecticut Department of Agriculture and enrolling four Litchfield County farms in the state's Farmland Preservation Program.
  • Expanded land trust services program by providing stewardship, acquisition, and fundraising support to more than a dozen land trusts and directing $25,000 in cash, equipment, and services to partnering organizations. 
  • Continued high-quality stewardship of our conserved lands, including the annual inspection of almost 400 properties annually. 
  • Free public events and educational programs for more than 300 children and families each year throughout Northwest Connecticut.
  • And more! Keep up-to-date on our activities by visiting our website and Facebook page.
Land Trust Services
A rising tide lifts all boats. At Weantinoge, we really believe in this statement, especially when it comes to the land conservation community. 
For the past year, Weantinoge has worked with partner land trusts to provide free services supporting high-quality land stewardship, expanded volunteer programs, and improved access to public nature preserves. Your support helps to make this important, collaborative work possible. These services have included:
  • Providing board members and volunteers with the "whats, whens, whys, and hows" of land trust stewardship.
  • Digitizing land trust maps to allow for more efficient and accurate property inspections.
  • Training land trusts on the latest mapping and GPS technology and purchasing GPS units for their use.
  • Drafting a stewardship manual providing clear guidance on best management practices for inspecting land trust property.  
  • Securing a $15,000 grant from the Iroquois Community Grant Program to provide public access to a preserve owned by a partnering land trust.
Learn more about the tremendous work being done by partner organizations in Litchfield County by visiting their websites here : Bethlehem Land Trust, Brookfield Open Space Legacy, Litchfield Land Trust, Naromi Land Trust, and Sharon Land Trust.