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 localbutterfly 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.



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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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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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