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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Simply hit the DONATE BUTTON to start the BUTTERFLY EFFECT!


The Butterfly Effect
Like the soft flutter of a butterflies’ wings, your actions,
no matter how small, send ripples out into your community. 

The Prospect Land Trust is encouraging you to flutter your wings and send ripples out by becoming a member. You can also send ripples by contributing to the scholarship fund that will be awarding scholarships to graduating high school students living in Prospect who plan to pursue a course of study within the environmental sciences. 

Whether you chose to become a member, make a donation or just contribute to the scholarship fund your actions like a butterflies’ wings will have a ripple effect so don’t delay and donate today. Your tax deductible donation of any amount is extremely important as every dollar makes a difference. Simply hit the DONATE BUTTON to start the BUTTERFLY EFFECT in your community!
If you chose to send in your tax deductible donation send your check payable to the Prospect Land Trust, Inc. and mail it to; Prospect Land Trust, P.O. Box 7375, Prospect, CT 06712. Include Name, Address, Phone and e-mail. 

If you are making a tax deductible gift donation don’t forget to include your recipients name and address so they will receive a note on your behalf.

How Many Hands Does It Take?


Just like predicted, fun and friends along with many hands make for light work! Let’s put our hands together and a big thank you goes out to Robert H, Peter M, Larry S, John D, John T, Bill R, and Lisa S. for a successful Helping Hands Event at Kathan Woods. 

How many guys does it take to dig a trench? 
                         1 and 3 to watch plus 1 girl to take a picture.  



Looks like someone is dancing in the background, 
like I said fun with friends who can ask for anything more!


In several areas ties were installed as water breaks to help with erosion control along the Old Town Rd. and some more of the downed tree was cleared along the yellow trail.


Drilling holes for the rebar.


Master Scouts always come prepared. 
In a pinch use your water bottle as a level.  


One of the three water breaks that were installed.


Job well done! 

If you missed yesterdays event don’t worry, there are many ways that you can Lead a Helping Hand to the Prospect Land Trust. Join us at the Prospect Public Library on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm to learn how you can help and to share your ideas. We will always have days that require work on site at one of our properties but also welcome the community to become property monitors by giving us your input about our trails, any concerns noted and work that might need to be done. 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

HELPING HANDS RESCHEDULED

Looking forward to seeing everyone, the weather looks good and the company will be even better. Come on out and help, every hand matters. It's always a nice feeling when a job is finished with the help of friends, so I will say it one more time...Come on out and lend a HELPING HAND! See you Sunday, Lisa SanSoucie PLT Member

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED
Please show your support by leading a HELPING HAND!

Projects:
1. Continue with the clean up of the yellow trail from the recent storm.
2. Erosion prevention, railroad ties will be put in place utilizing rebar.

Tools:
Chain saws, picks & shovels and heavy duty drills-along with bits to drill holes for the rebar. PLT will be supplying a generator for any power tools needed.

Parking:
PLT was granted permission to use a private driveway at 227-229 Cheshire Rd. Prospect Ct. (RT 68) This will make it easier for anyone who has tools to carry. There is plenty of parking at this location so even if you do not have tools to carry you are still welcome to park here. Barney's house will be available on the work day. He will provide cider, donuts, coffee and facilities.

RSVP& please let us know if you are able to bring any tools.
This will help with planning.
RSVP options:
· www.pltpct@aol.com
· https://www.facebook.com/events/855452844629553/
· 203-996-6077 Bill Rinckel PLT President

Refreshments & coffee runs will be provided!
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Sincerely,
Bill Rinckel
203-996-6077

Sunday, November 26, 2017

FACES OF THE LAND TRUST #1


Prospect Land Trust (PLT) would like to feature the many faces of PLT, 
and what better place to start other than our own 
President Bill Rinckel and his First Lady Patty.

Bill, a resident of Prospect since 1998 shares his love of outdoors with his wife Patty, a life long resident and retired teacher for Region 16. She worked at Algonquin School for nearly 38 years.

Patty, along with her brothers and sister were brought up to appreciate birds and wildlife, and for her becoming part of the PLT certainly fits into this lifestyle. She has been a Girl Scout from the age of 7 and continues to be a Girl Scout alumna. During her teaching career, Patty always stressed the importance of birds, nature and conservation. She wanted her students to develop the same appreciation she had as a child and their studies always included a yearly field trip to White Memorial in Litchfield, CT
  
Bill is also retired after 36 years in the Business Information Processing field, 21 years with IBM where he worked a certified Executive Program Manager and  a Master Inventor. But like most people discover when you retire you find yourself busier than ever, Bill is no exception. He now followed Patty’s passion and has become a substitute teacher at Emmett O’Brien Technical High School. He continues to serve on the Board of Directors of Seven Angels Theater, a House Manager, and a “Halo” Judge. He is honored to be a member of the Milford United States Power Squadron where he serves as the Lieutenant Commander / Chief Financial Officer as well as a Vessel Safety Inspector. Bill is an Eagle Scout and former Scoutmaster. Bill also holds dear the many hours he and Patty spend sailing on their sailboat called PackMouse, Too.     
“I enjoy hiking the easy-to-moderate Prospect Land Trust (PLT) trails. 
I am thrilled that the PLT has preserved many acres of land for the future generations to enjoy and will continue to do so” ~ Patty 

“It is with the love of nature, the sea, and the environment 
that makes me a strong advocate for conservation” ~ Bill



President of the Prospect Land Trust since 2014
Under Bill’s leadership PLT has been awarded several grants.

2011-2012 IBM Community Grant for $500 was awarded to the Land Trust in recognition of Bill Rinckel, an IBMer and Board member of the Land Trust, for his volunteer work.

2014-2015 Environmental Awareness and Action Grant for $500 was given from the Connecticut Community Foundation to improve land trust properties. A matching grant of $500 was awarded by the E. Irene Boardman Foundation of Prospect for promoting land conservation and preservation, and providing opportunities for increased environmental awareness.  



Tuesday, November 7, 2017

MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK


Do to the strong wind warnings for today the "Helping Hands" event was canceled. We will keep you posted for any upcoming events when once again you can lend a "Helping Hand" THANK YOU for your continued support of the Prospect Land Trust.


PLT’s Kathan Woods property
Sunday, November 19th
Start Time is 9:00am

Projects:
1.   Continue with the clean up of the yellow trail from the recent storm.
2.   Erosion prevention, railroad ties will be put in place utilizing rebar.

Tools:
Chain saws, picks & shovels and heavy duty drills-along with bits to drill holes for the rebar. PLT will be supplying a generator for any power tools needed.

Parking:
You will have two options for parking & signage will help guide you.
·      On street parking at Boardman Drive cul-de-sac. This is located at the trail head. You will be following the yellow trail on your left to the work site. The trail is flat and you will have to walk a short distance.
·      PLT was granted permission to use a private driveway at 227-229 Cheshire Rd. Prospect Ct. (RT 68) This will make it easier for anyone who has tools to carry. There is plenty of parking at this location so even if you do not have tools to carry you are still welcome to park here.   

RSVP & please let us know if you are able to bring any tools. 
This will help with planning.
RSVP options:
·      www.pltpct@aol.com
·      https://www.facebook.com/events/855452844629553/
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·      203-996-6077 Bill Rinckel PLT President

Refreshments & coffee runs will be provided!