$162,500 DEEP Grant Award for Westwoods

In late December, the CT DEEP announced that the GLCT has been selected to receive a $162,500 grant from the Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program in connection with the acquisition of 32 acres within the forest of Westwoods.  This funding acknowledges the importance of protecting and keeping intact one of the few […]

Trail Junkies: New Trail Running Group

Join GLCT member, avid trail runner and nature junkie, Kristen Miller, in new group meeting Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. Runs will meet on various Land Trust properties. Connect with the group via Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/TrailJunkiesCT/

Lessons from Frogs

Wetland Ecology in a Suburban Landscape Part of the Guilford Conservation Commission’s Living with Nature Speaker series A Yale research scientist shares the results of her study of the springtime vernal ponds that are near our homes and what they do for the wood frogs and other wildlife. 6:30 pm. Wednesday, March 20, 2018 @ […]

Upcoming Events

Mar
23
Sat
10:00 am Westwoods Great Swamp Plank Walk... @ Peddlers Road
Westwoods Great Swamp Plank Walk... @ Peddlers Road
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
We’ve received reports from the last two meetings that sections of the plank walk have lost support and are either underwater or have had additional planks installed to keep the walkway dry. This work party[...]
Mar
30
Sat
10:00 am Green Triangle Clearing Behind M... @ Red Barn at Cox School
Green Triangle Clearing Behind M... @ Red Barn at Cox School
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
This work party is for removing a dead hemlock from the Green Triangle Trail as reported by Jon Rubin. If time permits we’ll proceed along the same trail and across the old field to a[...]
Apr
6
Sat
10:00 am Walk n Work Hike Westwards from ... @ Dunk Rock Road trailhead
Walk n Work Hike Westwards from ... @ Dunk Rock Road trailhead
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Our Walk ‘n Work hike this month will follow the route (well, 1/2 of the route) of Sunday’s Bimbler’s Bash 10km trail race. We won’t be running, and we’re only planning on only doing a[...]
Apr
13
Sat
10:00 am Westwoods Tree and Trail Work at... @ Dunk Rock Road trailhead
Westwoods Tree and Trail Work at... @ Dunk Rock Road trailhead
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Report by Rich Schumacher of multiple trees down on the Orange Square trail between the Blue & Green Rectangle trails is the motivation for this work party. We’ll go in via the Blue Rectangle (up[...]
Apr
15
Mon
7:30 pm Westwoods Trails Committee @ Nathanael B Greene Community Center
Westwoods Trails Committee @ Nathanael B Greene Community Center
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly meeting of the Westwoods Trails Committee. Meet in the Alexander Room.