New Canaan Land Trust Annual Membership Meeting

The New Canaan Land Trust invites its members and the community to its annual membership meeting on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30 pm. The Land Trust’s annual meeting offers residents the opportunity to learn more about the 55-year organization and meet like-minded members of the community. Comprised of almost 400 acres, the conservation organization plays an important role in New Canaan in fulfilling its three-part mission of protecting open space, caring for and restoring habitat on its properties, and engaging the community. The meeting will feature guest-speaker Sarah Finnie Robinson, a New Canaan resident and the founding director of The 51 Percent Project, a climate communication initiative based at Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability. Robinson holds faculty appointments at Boston University’s College of Communication and at the Graduate Program in Urban Biogeoscience & Environmental Health.

An Evening Under the Fireflies

The New Canaan Land Trust and the Carriage Barn Arts Center invite you to the opening of the 2022 New Canaan Sculpture Trail at the Carriage Barn on Friday, June 17th from 7 to 10 pm. The Sculpture Trail is a collaborative outdoor art exhibition that inspires reflections about our natural surroundings through the interaction art and nature. After the inaugural exhibition in 2020, this year the Land Trust will host its first in-person fundraiser event with the theme of “An Evening Under the Fireflies.” The party features: wine, local craft beer and signature cocktails; a local farm to table menu; a jazz trio; a silent auction with unique items; and the opportunity to mingle with artists and friends.

Podcast: New Canaan Sculpture Trail

This week, on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Nancy Bemis, co-chair of the New Canaan Sculpture Trail. Composed of 10 sculptures to be found throughout New Canaan and running under the theme “Open Space for Everyone,” the Sculpture Trail is up now and will remain in place through October. A kickoff celebration and fundraiser for the New Canaan Land Trust called “An Evening Under the Fireflies” will be held 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 17 at the Carriage Barn Arts Center. 

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Letter: New Canaan Land Trust’s Bid To Purchase Vine Cottage

We wanted to let the public know that the New Canaan Land Trust submitted a bid on December 2, 2021 to purchase Vine Cottage.  While our bid has been declined, Land Trust’s Board of Directors thought it’d be helpful to outline the reasons why we believe our offer makes tremendous sense for the town of New Canaan and its residents. In developing our proposal, we began with the guiding principle that preservation of Vine Cottage, a historic treasure of New Canaan, is essential to the town and many of its residents. We believe that the Land Trust can play an important and unique role in protecting this local landmark. By way of background, historical preservation is part of the Land Trust’s DNA. While the Land Trust is best known for conserving open space, preservation of historic sites has been part of our mission from the start.