Monday, April 1, 2019

25th Anniversary Celebration




Help us celebrate 25 years and show your support 
by joining us on Sunday April 28th

Guest Speaker: Emily Boushee, Outreach Assistant for U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, Discussion on conservation efforts and environmental concerns in CT will be highlighted.

Meet & Greet at 5:30pm 
Appetizers, cash bar, silent auction.

We will once again be holding a silent auction and ask that you bring your items for auction the day of the event. It was loads of fun last year and helped to raise funds. With your help it is sure to repeat itself again this year.

Buffet dinner at 6:00pm
Chicken marsala
Penne ala vodka
Taco bar
Mixed vegetables
Dessert, coffee, tea 

Business will consist of report and election:

At this time PLT will be filling vacancies to the Board of Directors (nominees: Larry Segal, Nancy VanderEyk, Patricia Spofford, Adam Ross) and Boardman Kathan, who is stepping down after years of service since PLT's conception, will be recognized for his dedication.

Officers to the board will be Bill Rinckel - President, Peter Murphy - VP, John Triana - Secretary, and Larry Segal - Treasurer.


 PLEASE RSVP by April 20th

Cost $25 per person
(including tax and gratuity)

Make checks out to the Prospect Land Trust 
(pay in advance or at door)

Include your name (s) and contact info.

Prospect Land Trust
P.O. Box 2375
Prospect, CT 06712

 
 






Thursday, January 3, 2019

Prospect Land Trust is a good thing, be part of the good.


With the New Year comes New Year Resolutions. Why not make a resolution that is easy and join the Prospect Land Trust. It’s a resolution that is good for you and good for your community. It is also one that you are guaranteed not to break. Make 2019 your year of the good and join us, become a member, enjoy the trails, participate in the programs, and be part of the good.
You can join/donate on-line with the donate button
Send checks to Prospect Land Trust P.O. Box 7375, Prospect, Ct. 06712
·      Individual $20
·      Family $25
·      Corporate $30
·      Life Membership $300
·      Scholarship Fund $ ___
·      Gift Membership 
   Please provide name, address, city, state, and zip code along with membership level donation 
   and we will be sure to send the recipient a notification of your gift.
Thank You and have a Happy New Year!

Owl Prowl and Bird Walk Events.
Did you know that watching birds is good for your mental health. “People living in neighborhoods with more birds, shrubs, and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress.” (study conducted by the University of Exeter)
Remember don’t hesitate to fly on over to one of our Donate Buttons and show your support, its good for your health!
Trails Day and the Great Park Pursuit brought the community together to explore the Quinnipiac Blue Trail and what is hoped a future blue trail extension through RWA property to its final connection to the PLT Kathan Woods property. This has been many years in the making and continues to move forward. The extension will connect not only PLT but the Town of Prospect to a trails system that is well known and traveled by many.
  PLT second day of fun as part of the 2018 Trails Day and the Great Park Pursuit. Pictured here is the Volovski Family making Family Fun Nature Journals at a stop along the yellow trail at Kathan Woods. More family fun is in the makings for 2019 so don’t forget follow us on facebook for current events.
  A Big Shout Out to all who lent us a helping hand in 2018. Many hands made light work of maintaining our trail systems and we could not do it if it wasn’t for you. Pictured here is a crew spreading woods chips generously donated by Dave Behlman of Hillview Property Maintenance LLC. Looking forward to working with you again in 2019! 
  Brownie Troop 63203 / Hiker Badge Event
The trail activities covered were basic map skills, trail blaze reading, safety and “Leave No Trace”
  Cub Scout Pack 27 of Prospect Exploring the trails.
Prospect Land Trust has always been a supporter of our local scout troops (Boys & Girls). Our properties have been the site for many community service hours, awards and badges. It has been a win/win for everyone and PLT would not be the same if the scouts were not part of our Helping Hands. We are grateful for what they have contributed in the past and look forward to working with them in the future.
  25th year of Fall Hiking and counting!
  Academic Scholarships are now available to a graduating high school seniors that live in Prospect. Your contribution would be assisting future environmental scientists.
This exciting new endeavor started in 2018 and will continue in 2019 and beyond. For more info:
https://prospectlandtrust.blogspot.com/2018/03/academic-scholarship-to-graduating-high.html
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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Morning Sunshine + Birding = Good Health


Thanks to John Triana for leading us on a bird walk December 8th around the pond at McGarth Park and Long River Middle School. It was a wonderful crisp and cool morning that was warmed not only by the morning sun on our backs but by the sights/sounds of 19 identified birds. Here’s the run down of who was also enjoying the morning sunshine with us. Hopefully this will inspire those of you who missed the walk to get out there and enjoy the sights/sounds of birding. As you can see, it is as simple as heading out to one of our local parks here in town or along one of the many hiking trails that are located at the Prospect Land Trust’s College Farms, Summit Heights and Kathan Woods properties. 
Happy Birding! 

Red-bellied woodpecker (female), Crow, Blue jay, Robin, Goldfinch, House finch, House sparrow, Morning dove, 
Junco, Tufted titmouse, Chickadee,White-breasted nuthatch
Carolina wren, Northern Mockingbird, White-throated sparrow, Song Sparrow, Common raven, Downy woodpecker, 
Northern cardinal


Prospect Land Trust Property Holdings
http://pltproperties.blogspot.com/

Interested in learning more about Birding there is an excellent group you can join that is also right in your own backyard (so to speak) and that is The New Haven Bird Club. Established on April 3, 1907 it is one of the oldest birding groups in the US and offers many opportunities for recreation and education in bird watching. The NHBC is also dedicated to conservation of natural resources in New haven and surrounding areas. 
https://www.newhavenbirdclub.org/

Northern Mockingbird Info.
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Mockingbird/id#

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

BIRD WALK 12/8/18


McGrath Park/Long River Middle School – Bird Walk
hosted by the Prospect Land Trust

Join us on Dec. 8 at 8am for a walk around the pond at McGrath Park and Long River Middle School to look for birds that live in the edge of the woods. Even in a developed area, there are pockets of habitat where birds and other wildlife live year-around, including winter. These small wild areas provide food and shelter for many species. If the weather is favorable, we might extend the walk across Rt. 68 to include the Town Green and Canfield Park. The longer you walk outside, the more you will see! All levels of birders are welcome. Meet leader John Triana who will help us identify birds by sight and sound at the lower part of the Long River MS parking lot, down by the tennis courts. Don’t forget to bring binoculars if you have them. Dress for the weather. Contact pltpct@aol.com or jtriana1@sbcglobal.net


Monday, November 12, 2018

“Many Hands Make Light Work” day 11/10/18



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Thank you to everyone who participated in the “Many Hands Make Light Work” day this past Saturday. There were 11 people including several of our friends from the Connecticut Forest and Park Association and one Woodland Regional High School student, working over 3 hours moving and spreading several truck loads of wood chips. It looked to be an insurmountable task in the morning but all was completed by early afternoon.
Sincerely,
Bill Rinckel, PLT President

Thank you Dave Behlman of Hillview Property Maintenance LLC for the generous donation of woodchips.