Join the Redding Land Trust for a Party by the Pond – August 25 4-7 PM

Join the Redding Land Trust for an evening of beautiful views and delectable food and libations. On Saturday, August 25th, 4-7 p.m., the Redding Land Trust is hosting Party by the Pond, with tasty bites by Taproot Restaurant, local brews and wines, a special signature cocktail, and live music.

Tickets are available online through Brown Paper Tickets. You can order tickets here.


Enjoy a stroll around the land trust’s hidden treasure, the Poliak Pond & Trails, located on Simpaug Turnpike. Mingle with friends, neighbors, and fans of the Redding Land Trust while supporting the Trust’s commitment to land conservation.


This is the Redding Land Trust’s third summer fundraiser. The Wine Talk and Meadow Walk took place in 2016 and last year’s dinner at Warrup’s Farm helped celebrate Redding’s 250th birthday.


This year the Redding Land Trust will unveil one of its hidden treasures – acres of woods, a rolling meadow and a pond complete with beaver dam and a new bridge built by a team of volunteers. What better way to celebrate Redding’s beauty and open space, than exploring this beautiful property while enjoying delicious food and refreshing beverages.


Tickets are available online through Brown Paper Tickets. You can order tickets here.


Interested in being a sponsor for “Party by the Pond?” Email

When: Saturday, August 25th, 2018, 4-7 p.m.

(Rain date August 26th)

Where: The Poliak Pond & Trails, Simpaug Turnpike, Redding


All parking is at The Hoyt Scout Camp at 288 Simpaug Turnpike , just 5 minutes from the party site. Shuttle service will run continuously from 3:45 p.m. until the last guest heads home.






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Walk with the Butterflies – Saturday June 30th


Annual Butterfly Walk
Saturday, June 30th
9:45 a.m. – Noon
Crossfield Meadow, located in the bucolic Cross Highway valley


Kids and kids-at-heart alike will love our butterfly walk, featuring noted local butterfly expert Victor DeMasi and his team of experienced spotters.  Meander around the meadow while spotting your favorite winged creatures with the professionals!  Redding Land Trust mows this meadow annually to attract beautiful butterflies, dragonflies, and birds, and you never know which special species you may see.

Please park and meet at 105 and 107 Cross Highway, Redding, CT.


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Fancy a Beer? Join Us for the Launch of Redding Beer Company’s Spruced Up Ale!

This Saturday, June 16th
4 – 6 p.m.
Redding Beer Co.
7 Main Street, Georgetown


Redding Land Trust and Redding Beer Co. have teamed up to create a locally brewed ale infused with spruce tips. On a sunny Saturday last month RLT and RBC gathered with Bill Hill at Warrup’s Farm to harvest the spruce, and Dave and Jim created this delicious, refreshing brew. 


And best of all, RBC has pledged to share a portion of the proceeds with the Redding Land Trust. Join us this Saturday from 4-6 to celebrate this local partnership — and enjoy the perfect springtime beer!

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Mary Anne Guitar Scholarship Award

By Jane Ross, June 2018. 


Adam Farmer received the Redding Land Trust- Mary Anne Guitar Scholarship Award. With Adam are Sean McNamara of the Redding Land Trust and Gina Pin, Barlow’s Head of School.

Each year the Redding Land Trust awards a $1,000 scholarship to a Joel Barlow graduating senior who is pursuing higher education in the field of environmental conservation of nature. Named in honor of the Land Trust’s founder and inspiring leader Mary Ann Guitar, this year’s Award goes to Adam Farmer, an outstanding student of Environmental Science. With a strong grade point average in rigorous and advanced placement courses and a dedicated Eagle Scout, Adam is disciplined and curious, both a leader and a listener, and destined to succeed in his chosen field of environmental preservation.  Adam will be attending McGill University next fall.




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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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