Wintonbury

The Wintonbury Land Trust was founded in 1982 and continues a proud tradition of grass roots leadership in the effort to protect and conserve land and natural resources in its community.  The mission of the Land Trust is to promote the preservation, improvement, protection, and conservation of natural resources for the benefit of the community.  The Wintonbury Land Trust’s major goals are:  the protection of natural resources, especially soil and water quality and woodland health; the conservation of farms and undeveloped land, e.g. woodlands, wetlands, wildlife corridors, in Bloomfield and surrounding areas; the conservation of appropriate urban landscapes with respect to the community’s built environment;  and the connectivity with other community features (Greenways, wildlife corridors, trails, parks, and adjacent lands).

The vision of the Wintonbury Land Trust incorporates the following elements:  to increase protected land in area served; connect people with nature; increase visibility & influence of the Trust within the community; provide tighter stewardship and management of the lands under the Trust’s protection, leading to greater community benefit & use of those lands; and to increase communication at all levels – including the Trust’s Board, membership, and the general community – which fosters greater participation in all land trust activities.

The Wintonbury Land Trust is tax-exempt, non-profit corporation that holds over 200 acres principally in the Town of Bloomfield, as well as Windsor, West Hartford and Simsbury, Connecticut.  Our 17 distinct properties range in size from less than 1 acre up to 46 acres.   Visit our blog for property reports.

Events

  • Moonlit Hike at Wintonbury Hills Golf Course August 1

    Join the Town of Bloomfield and Wintonbury Land Trust for a 2-3 mile moonlit hike on August 1st at 8:30pm at the Bloomfield’s Wintonbury Hills Golf Course. Enjoy the golf course after dark for a unique moderate level hike on firm golf course paths that include wooden connecting bridges over various wetlands. Hike will be cancelled for heavy rain only. Please check the web site or facebook for cancellations, www.wintonburylandtrust.org. Additional information at 860-243-1749. Children to be at least 7 years old, hiking shoes are required, flashlights or headlamps not used on hike, bring drinking water and a jacket.

  • Community Gardens at Lisa Lane

    Lisa Lane Farms Update- 5 model beds have been prepared. On April 15th at 11:00 another construction round begins. Leisure Services will provide a lunch for volunteers. Dress for a day in the dirt; sturdy weather proof shoes, gloves and dress in layers. Stay alert for weather updates here. The farm is located at the end of Lisa Lane which is north of the intersection of Blue Hills Avenue and Packard. Other construction days will be April 18th and 25th.

  • VanOtterloo Work Day Postponed

    This Saturday, March 28th, we have a Van Otterloo Work Day planned. “NOTICE: due to inclement weather tomorrow, the Van Otterloo work day will be moved to to April 4.” Please meet at 10 a.m. and park at Tikvoh Chadoshoh, located at 180 Still Road, Bloomfield. Come prepared to work by wearing long pants, long-sleeve shirts, work boots, and gloves. Tools such as loppers, hand saws and hand pruners are welcome, though the Land Trust will have extra tools if needed. The main task will be to remove wild bamboo from the property. After the hard work, meet the crew  Read More…

  • Wintonbury Golf Course Hike at 9:30am Saturday

    Enjoy another great Shoeshoe/Winter Hike this Saturday, February 21st. Meet at the Wintonbury Golf Course at 9:30 a.m. Total length of hike – 1.8 miles with an additional loop if the parties are interested. The hike will progress north by the pond and wind up to the high point for views. We will then continue north to the bridge crossing of a scenic wetland area. Next, we will proceed south and cross two more bridges crossing grasslands and proceed back onto open ground, returning to the parking lot. Join fellow hikers afterwards in the Golf Club Coffeehouse! The Wintonbury Golf  Read More…

  • SNOW SHOE/HIKE AT SPEER. 1/31/15

    Shoeshoe/Winter Hike on Speer Property and MDC Trails Saturday, January 31st Meet at the top of Juniper Road at 9:30 a.m. Rainout Date: Sunday, February 1st at 9:30 a.m. We will hike whether there is snow or no snow. See you there!  

  • Wildwoods Trail Hike on August 30, 2014

    Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 (rain date Sunday, August 31, 2014) Location: Take Wintonbury Avenue in Bloomfield to Seabury Drive, a loop road encircling Seabury Retirement Community. Follow the “EVENT PARKING” signs to the Trail Head/Visitor Parking at the back of the property/loop road. Start off Labor Day weekend on the right foot! Join the Wintonbury Land Trust and the Seabury Trails Committee for an easy 1.5 to 2 mile hike exploring Seabury’s Wildwoods Trail. Well-behaved canine friends are welcome. If the weather is questionable, a decision will be posted by 8 a.m. on http://wintonburylandtrust.blogspot.com/ on whether or not the  Read More…

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