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

  • Earth Day at LaSalette Park May 3

    On May 3, Earth Day at LaSalette Park will be celebrated from 1:00-4:00 at 130 Mountain Ave, Bloomfield, Ct. GPS: 41°50’4.51″N, 72°45’43.64″W. We will celebrate green communities with exhibits on energy and growing green vegetables, games and crafts; fun for the whole family. “This event is a great way to celebrate the amazing natural resources in Bloomfield, connect people with nature, and introduce participants to one of the most beautiful views in Bloomfield.” -Doris Johnson, CT Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection. A pre-event bird walk will meet at the Oliver Filley House in the Park at 8:00. 1:30 Scavenger  Read More…

  • Earth Day at LaSalette Park
  • WLT Snowshoe/Winter Hike Saturday, February 8,

    Join us at 10:00 at the end of Juniper Road and enjoy good fellowship as we hike through an upland forest, Saturday February 8. Conditions will determine the snowshoe or hiking venue.

  • Tag Sale, October 5

    Bloomfield 59 Duncaster & 2 Stone Hill Saturday October 5, 2013 9 AM – 3 PM Proceeds will benefit the Wintonbury Land Trust. Full china set, HP printer, furniture, doors and windows from the A.C. Petersen farm house, Maytag washer, Craftsman rototiller, backpacks, plants and more!

  • Saturday, September 28th, 2:30 P.M. Stout Family Fields Dedication

    The Wintonbury Land Trust has succeeded in conserving the 13.1 acres of The Stout Family Fields adjacent to Penwood Park, our first acquisition through purchase. We own the land and the DEEP owns the easement. It was a substantial undertaking and represents only the second one in Connecticut where the DEEP partnered with a land trust in this fashion. It occurred because of the generous support of the Stout family, members of the Land Trust and neighborhood donors, the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the USDA, the Bafflin Foundation, and the DEEP. These two magnificent fields, which give access to  Read More…

  • Saturday, September 21st, 9:30A.M. – Stout Family Fields Maintenance Day

    Come to the Stout Family Fields work party. Meet neighbors and friends at the end of Stone Hill Road at 9:30. Please come prepared to work on field edge trimming, clearing and cleanup. Wear long pants, long-sleeve shirts (poison ivy) and work boots. Bring gloves and safety glasses. Tools such as loppers, hand saws and hand pruners are encouraged. Tractors and chainsaws can be put to good use. See you there.

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