Sestercentennial Events


Redding Land Trust is excited to be hosting

these events in honor of

Redding’s Sestercentennial:


May 13, 2017

Joan D. Ensor Memorial Hike

9 am at Scott Preserve

Meet at the trailhead, located at the intersection

of Seventy Acre Road and Mine Hill Road.


July 1, 2017

National Butterfly Count

with Victor DeMasi and the Butterfly Team

10 am at Crossfield

Parking at 105‐107 Cross Highway, Redding CT

Involves an optional walk through meadow grasses.

Protective clothing recommended. Kids welcome.


August 26, 2017

A Night to Remember…

Dinner at Warrup’s Farm, 1767

4:30 pm ‐ 8 pm

11 John Read Road, Redding CT

Cocktails, tour and dinner.

Limited capacity. Sign up now!


Mark your calendars, we hope to see you there!

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Redding Lands Star At Land Trust Annual Meeting

The Long Lots wall from the time of Redding’s very earliest settlers, that are saved in perpetuity by RLT. Picture by David Heald

By Jane Ross, April 2017


Almost 100 supporters crowded the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Redding Land Trust on Sunday, April 2, at the Community Center to hear of the Trust’s progress over the last year and to enjoy the featured program on “Saving Land – Saving History.   A special treat was a video greeting from Trust conservation leader and founding member, former President and current Chairman Mary Anne Guitar.


Co-President Silvia Erskine, reporting on the achievements of the 2016 year, noted the re-accreditation of the Redding Land Trust by the national accrediting authority, the Land Trust Alliance – no small feat for an all-volunteer organization. She also highlighted that, thanks to cooperation with the Town and Aquarion, the Land Trust was able to purchase and preserve a choice 30-acre property at the heart of Redding. Co-President Gordon Loery, who sits on the Finance Committee, reported a change in the Trust’s endowment manager while Treasurer Sean McNamara reviewed the fiscal health of the RLT and noted the availability of the Trust’s 2016 Financial Statements to the public.

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Annual Meeting: Sunday, April 2


Please Join Us!

As one of our valued supporters, you are invited to join with friends and neighbors at the Annual Meeting of the Redding Land Trust.  We will celebrate another year of land saving and enjoy a program presentation on some of our historically significant properties in recognition of the 250th anniversary of Redding’s founding.


Sunday, April 2, 2017
3 – 5 pm
Redding Community Center
37 Lonetown Road, Redding, CT

Raise a glass with us to celebrate the start of our 6th decade of land saving and stewardship. You help make it all possible!



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Great Ledge Ornament



Redding Land Trust’s “Great Ledge” is featured in this years Redding Ornament!


Ornaments are $15 and can be purchased at the Mark Twain Library and Redding Town Hall.  They can also be purchased online at



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Hill Road Property Preserved As Open Space

Sean McNamara of the Redding Land Trust walks through a 31-acre site that will soon become the latest addition to the town’s protected land. The trust, the town, the state and Aquarion Water Co. are working together to preserve the property, now owned by the Biehn family. Photo: H John Voorhees III / Hearst Connecticut Media
Sean McNamara of the Redding Land Trust walks through a 31-acre site that has become the latest addition to the town’s protected land. Photo: H John Voorhees III / Hearst Connecticut Media

By Jane Ross, September 2016


A choice 30-acre property at the heart of Redding has been preserved as an oasis of unspoiled nature through a purchase made possible by a State grant to the Town and to the Redding Land Trust – and with matching funds from the Trust as well as support from the Aquarion Water Company.   The process of winning a grant supported by the Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program from the Department of Energyand Environmental Protection, initiated in 2014, reached a successful conclusion at the closing celebrated on Friday, September 9 at Redding Town Hall.

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Meadow Celebrated at Redding Land Trust Benefit


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By Jane Ross, August 2016


What was more perfect – the clear blue summer sky or the unspoiled beauty of the landscape at the Wine Talk/Meadow Walk benefit party sponsored by the Redding Land Trust on Saturday, August 27, at the Jones Meadow off Poverty Hollow Road? Some 80 guests at the inaugural event were met with a glass of the evening’s signature drink, a Meadow Mocktail, before ascending on the mown paths and circles of the 4.6 acre property, where hors d’oeuvres and drinks were served midway and at the summit of the rise. Given the warmth of the August afternoon, guests settled in the shade of a nearby grove to hear the featured speakers and to socialize.

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In welcoming the crowd, Mary Ann Carman, RLT trustee and benefit chairman, mentioned two recent items of Trust news – its national re-accreditation and its financial help in securing with the Town a prime Redding property as open space. Next sommelier Codey Foster described the Spanish Roija wines being served to guests by Ancona’s Wines and Liquors, one of the event’s sponsors.


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