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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

    • 30 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Connecticut River to Selden Island

    Join our Sunday morning paddle to Selden Island on the Connecticut River. We'll lunch and explore Selden Island, then return to our launch site.

    Meet at the boat launch next to the Hadlyme Ferry, Rt 148 for a 9 am launch.

    Personal flotation devices a must; pack your lunch, drinks, and hiking shoes; bug spray, sun block, binoculars suggested.

    Questions: call Rob 860-608-6811.

    • 06 Aug 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Haddam Meadows State Park, Rt 154, Haddam

    Watch August's full moon rise as you paddle on the Connecticut River during EHLT's second full moon paddle of the summer of 2017.

    Meet at the launch area at Haddam Meadows State Park, Rt 154, Haddam, for a 7:30 pm launch. We should be back on shore by around 9 pm.

    Personal flotation devices and flashlights a must; bug spray and drinks suggested.

    Questions: call Rob at 860-608-6811.

    • 27 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Gardner Lake, Salem

    Explore Gardner Lake in Salem with East Haddam Land Trust during this Sunday morning paddle from 10 am to noon on August 27.

    Meet at the Gardner Lake boat launch for a 10 am launch.

    Personal flotation devices a must; sun block, bug spray, water suggested.

    Questions: call Rob at 860-608-6811.

    • 28 Aug 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Goodspeed Theatre lawn, Lumberyard Rd. East Haddam

    Join East Haddam Land Trust's 3rd annual Musical Bridges outdoor concert on Monday, August 28, 6:30 to 9 pm, on the Goodspeed Theatre Lawn.

    Watch the sunset over the historic East Haddam swing bridge while listening to local musicians jam in a pick-up band format.

    Bring a picnic dinner or purchase food at the concert.

    The concert is free but donations are much appreciated. All monies raised go to EHLT's Stewardship Fund, which ensures adequate dollars are available to maintain East Haddam Land Trust preserves.

    • 05 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • DEEP Marine Headquarters, Old Lyme

    Watch the full moon rise from the lower Connecticut River in Old Lyme. We may even see some swallows fly in to roost for the night.

    Meet at DEEP Marine Headquarters, Old Lyme for at 7 pm launch.

    Personal flotation devices and flashlights a must; bug spray and water suggested.

    Questions: call Rob at 860-608-6811.

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