June 22nd Hike with Everyone Outside at Palmer-Taylor Preserve in Portland

Saturday, June 22nd from 10AM-12PM for a Family Hike at Palmer Taylor Preserve   Join Lisa Liesener of Everyone Outside for a family-friendly hike at this fun preserve owned and managed by the Middlesex Land Trust. We will meet at the historic Erinmore Barn, located at 258 Middle Haddam Road, Portland, CT, and hike into the Preserve to explore,… Read More »

2019 Annual Meeting Recap

The Middlesex Land Trust’s 2019 Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, April 27th, at the deKoven House in Middletown, CT. A hike on our Sellew Preserve, located in East Hampton, followed the meeting. A short business meeting was followed by a presentation by Paul Colburn, Master Wildlife Conservationist, on black bears in Connecticut. The presentation was very informative… Read More »

Middlesex Land Trust Members Making a Difference!

Have you ever wondered how much you, as a member, matter to the Middlesex Land Trust? Our members are what make all of our conservation, stewardship, and education work possible! Recently, one of our dedicated volunteers and member of the Board of Directors led a field-trip for 3rd graders in Portland. The 3rd grade classrooms sent a generous… Read More »

Increased Protection for Herring in New England

A great victory for conservation was achieved in September, when the New England Fishery Management Council passed Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan.  It creates a buffer area that extends out 12 miles from the shore, from Maine to Montauk Point, and it extends nearly 20 miles around Cape Cod.  This area is closed to… Read More »

Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Protect State Lands

This past legislative session in Connecticut included a Senate Joint Resolution (SJ35) to protect public lands through a State Constitutional Amendment. SJ35 passed the General Assembly by enough votes that it will be on the November ballot for the public to vote on. Please educate yourself on this important topic for conservation of public lands in Connecticut, and… Read More »

Action Alert: Public Comments Needed to Protect River Herring

The New England Fisheries Management Council (NEFMC) is considering an amendment to it’s Fisheries Management Plan to respond to “localized depletion of Atlantic Herring” in Southern New England. By protecting Atlantic Herring in these waters, the mixed stock River Herring would also be protected. Please let the NEFMC know by June 25th that we need to provide the… Read More »