Here’s an as-brief-as-possible recap of some of what we shared at our Annual Meeting in April!
New logo (and soon, the Book of Trails online)
Redding Land Trust now has a new logo! We feel it aptly represents all that we hold important in our work — and most importantly, Redding's personality and charm. Scroll down this email to take a look. Our new logo is one of several exciting updates — stay tuned for our new website AND the online Book of Trails!
Redding Land Trust's Hidden Treasures
From Poliak Pond, where we had last summer's Party by the Pond, to Mahony's acres and in between, the Redding Land Trust is honored to preserve and conserve over 2,000 acres in our community. At our Annual Meeting we presented the Hidden Treasures that many may not know about, along with information on these properties, land donors, and trails.
If you missed our Annual Meeting (we get it, the weather was beautiful that day!), you can join us on the evening of Thursday, May 9th, at the Mark Twain Library for a reprise of our Hidden Treasures talk, which describes a few of our beautiful properties you may not know about. And on Saturday morning, May 11th, we'll be leading a walk at Poliak Pond in conjunction with the library. See below for information on registering.
Presenting the Col. Alfred McCormack Conservation Preserve
Redding Land Trust is excited to announce that we recently received our largest land donation to date! The McCormack family generously donated 238 acres of beautiful woodlands, meadow, and wetlands adjacent to the Saugatuck in Redding and Danbury, and we are thrilled to steward this property. These acres' main entrance is at George Hull Hill Road at the intersection of Picketts Ridge. We will soon be blazing trails and installing a kiosk with information on hiking this property, and it will also be in our new Book of Trails.
The Hiking Project App
Along with our soon-to-be-debuted online Book of Trails, we've also uploaded the trails to REI's Hiking Project website and app to provide an easy way for hikers to plan and view hikes. Click here to visit Redding's Hiking Project website, learn more about the app, and share your photos and notes on the hikes!
You can also watch a video of the Annual Meeting by clicking here. And while we wanted to keep this recap brief, we're always available to answer questions about our work or other details from the meeting. Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.