Stephenson Preserve Opening & Trail Hike


Join the Redding Land Trust at the opening of the Stephenson Preserve in Bethel on Sunday, April 22nd.  


Hike this beautiful new property. Parking at Putnam Park Lot (Route 107 at Route 58). Shuttle provided from 1:30 – 1:50 pm, return as needed. Refreshments will be served after the hike.




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RLT Annual Meeting 2018

A view off the Great Ledge.


Dear Friends and Supporters,


Please Join us for the

Redding Land Trust Annual Meeting

Sunday, April 8th from 3-5pm

More information coming soon.




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Please support our 2017 Annual Appeal


November, 2017


Dear Neighbor,


These lands are your lands. And that’s the reason we are writing to you today.


Your support helps us maintain and actively manage woodlands and wetlands, quiet ponds and bucolic meadows — all protected forever for you and future generations to enjoy.


This year, as we turn toward the next generation of landsavers, we thank all of those friends who helped establish the rural character, scenic vistas and unspoiled lands that make Redding the treasure it is today. Your generosity is essential to our land-keeping mission.


And we warmly welcome new members, especially during this Sestercentennial year marking Redding’s 250th Anniversary. To keep our wildlife habitats and preserves healthy, we ask for your vital support.


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A Night To Remember Sponsors









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Images From A Night To Remember



Click this link to see stunning Aerial views of Redding Land Trust’s A Night to Remember and the beautiful town of Redding!- Video by Adam Pemberton

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A NIGHT TO REMEMBER – The Year 1767 in 2017


By Jane Ross, August 2017. 


No gala benefit has ever been more aptly named than the August 26 celebration hosted by the Redding Land Trust at historic Warrup’s Farm under a flawless sunset sky. In commemoration of the Town’s 250th anniversary, some 120 revelers sipped seventeenth-century libations and feasted on authentic fare from colonial days under tents with tables set with the china and silverware typical of that long-ago era.

Warrup’s Farm dinner hostess Sherry Karraker displays a platter of the roast pig served at the Land Trust’s “A Night to Remember” celebration.
Picture by David Heald


Festivities began at the Well – a bar serving grog, switchel and shrub – at the rear of the Hill family’s magnificent 1830’s home on land carved from Redding founder John Read’s original 1,000 acre farm first owned by Chicken Warrups and where the Land Trust now holds a conservation easement. Cider and spruce ale, rather than the Well’s rum and gin based drinks, were poured at a nearby stand where guests relished trout, duck and cheese, all garnished to old-time perfection.

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