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EHLT Events

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"Last Sunday" Hikes and Canoe/Kayak paddles:

Hikes are scheduled the last Sunday of September through June; most are easy to moderate difficulty.  In July and August, we schedule "Last Sunday" Canoe/Kayak outings. 



Stewardship Work Parties:

generally the third Saturday of the month from September through June - to help with trail and preserve boundary maintenance. Or ... consider being a Preserve steward/monitor to keep an eye on a Preserve, check for boundary issues and, when necessary, complete light trail maintenance.


Swim at Anita's:

Every Monday and Thursday, from 1:30 to 3:00, in the heated indoor swimming pool at Anita Ballek's home.  A donation to the EHLT is collected at the door and is most appreciated.


Annual Meeting:

in January reviews the activities of the land trust, elects new board members, conducts other official business, and features interesting speakers and programs.  


Special Events:

vary from year to year; most are open to the public, some are members-only. We announce all events through email and some specific events, such as the annual meeting, by mail.

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Upcoming events

    • 25 Mar 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ayers Preserve, Hopyard Road, East Haddam

    Stewardship Saturday on 3/25 focuses on Ayers Preserve, to install a preserve sign and re-mark the boundaries, including driving steel marking posts at boundary pins. Work also includes clearing trails of winter debris and cleaning out bird houses.


    Meet at the preserve entrance on Hopyard Road, approximately .75 mile north of RT. 82.


    EHLT will provide all necessary tools and supplies.


    Questions? Call Rob at 860-608-6811.


    • 26 Mar 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Nehantic State Forest, Keeney Rd. entrance, Lyme


    Enjoy a nice two hour Spring hike through a large forest block in Nehantic State Forest, in our neighboring town of Lyme. This hike will be moderate to easy, mostly along old forest roads. 


    Meet at the north parking lot of the forest on Keeney Road (dirt portion), approximately one mile from Beaver Brook Road.


    Take RT. 156 south from RT. 82; take third left onto Beaver Brook Road (just pass the Lyme Town Hall and Library); Keeney Road is the first right, approximately two miles from Rt. 156.


    • 15 Apr 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    Stewardship Saturday is 9 am to noon on the third Saturday of each month from January to June and September to December.


    Due to changing conditions, the exact location is chosen about a week prior to each Stewardship date. Check back here or sign up for EHLT's email updates from the welcome page.


    Stewardship volunteers keep trails in good hiking order and well marked, check boundaries, cut back brush and clear any fallen trees/branches, clean up litter and perform any other necessary work.


    Join us.


    • 30 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TBD

    EHLT sponsors hikes from 1-3 pm on the last Sunday in January to June and September to November.


    We visit preserved areas in East Haddam and neighboring towns. Most hikes are easy to moderate in difficulty and are led by outdoor enthusiasts versed in local history, geology, wildlife, and plant life. There's always something to learn!


    Hike locations are chosen closer to each hike date to accommodate ever changing conditions. Check back here for updates or sign up for email updates on the Welcome page at www.ehlt.org.


    • 13 May 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Eagle Landing State Park, Rt 82, Haddam, CT

    Take your favorite Mom on a cruise, May 13, 2017, 5-7 pm, the evening before Mother's Day. Enjoy the birds of spring along the lower Connecticut River with East Haddam Land Trust's bird watch cruise on the RiverQuest, operated by Connecticut River Expeditions.


    Each spring, migrating water birds flock to the lower Connecticut River, joining eagles and other year-round inhabitants. This cruise brings the treasures and unique beauty of the river valley up close and highlights how the region's preserved land and waterways help keep the lower Connecticut River Valley a vibrant home for a diverse population of birds.


    We launch from Eagle Landing State Park, Rt 82, Haddam on the RiverQuest promptly at 5 pm.


    Light snacks will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own food and refreshments


    Tickets are $52 per person. Space is limited.


    Reserve tickets now by mailing a check to:

    East Haddam Land Trust Cruise

    PO Box 122

    East Haddam, CT 06423

    Note 'CRUISE' on the check.


    Receipt of payment confirms your reservation. 


    Call EHLT director, Susan Dowling, 718-208-9631, with questions.


    Written confirmation will be provided to all attendees on the evening of the cruise.


    • 20 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    Stewardship Saturday is 9 am to noon on the third Saturday of each month from January to June and September to December.


    Due to changing conditions, the exact location is chosen about a week prior to each Stewardship date. Check back here or sign up for EHLT's email updates from the welcome page.


    Stewardship volunteers keep trails in good hiking order and well marked, check boundaries, cut back brush and clear any fallen trees/branches, clean up litter and perform any other necessary work.


    Join us.


    • 28 May 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TBD

    EHLT sponsors hikes from 1-3 pm on the last Sunday in January to June and September to November.


    We visit preserved areas in East Haddam and neighboring towns. Most hikes are easy to moderate in difficulty and are led by outdoor enthusiasts versed in local history, geology, wildlife, and plant life. There's always something to learn!


    Hike locations are chosen closer to each hike date to accommodate ever changing conditions. Check back here for updates or sign up for email updates on the Welcome page at www.ehlt.org.


    • 17 Jun 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    Stewardship Saturday is 9 am to noon on the third Saturday of each month from January to June and September to December.


    Due to changing conditions, the exact location is chosen about a week prior to each Stewardship date. Check back here or sign up for EHLT's email updates from the welcome page.


    Stewardship volunteers keep trails in good hiking order and well marked, check boundaries, cut back brush and clear any fallen trees/branches, clean up litter and perform any other necessary work.


    Join us.


    • 25 Jun 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TBD

    EHLT sponsors hikes from 1-3 pm on the last Sunday in January to June and September to November.


    We visit preserved areas in East Haddam and neighboring towns. Most hikes are easy to moderate in difficulty and are led by outdoor enthusiasts versed in local history, geology, wildlife, and plant life. There's always something to learn!


    Hike locations are chosen closer to each hike date to accommodate ever changing conditions. Check back here for updates or sign up for email updates on the Welcome page at www.ehlt.org.



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