By Emily d'Aulaire, March 2016
Spring in Redding means hearing the excited chorus of peepers and seeing Bud McQuade’s radiant field of daffodils. Spring also announces that it’s time to celebrate another year of land saving at the Annual Meeting of the Redding Land Trust.
We hope you will join us for this year’s meeting which will be held at the Redding Community Center on Sunday, April 3 at 3 pm. After a brief business meeting there will be a presentation paying tribute to the partners who have joined with us to preserve land along a corridor that extends north from Redding Center into Bethel. You’ll have a chance to hear from some of those partners, and to see photographs of the land they have helped us keep forever in its natural state.
By now you have received a letter in the mail from our President Mary Anne Guitar inviting you to this year’s meeting and asking you to join or re-join the Redding Land Trust. There’s a handy envelope enclosed for your contribution. Or you can donate online today at www.reddingctlandtrust.org.
If you are already a member of the Trust we hope you will renew. If you aren’t, please join us now. The Trust is managed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees. We need your support to monitor and maintain our many properties, to continue our outreach and school education programs, to meet our obligations as a 501C3 organization, and, most importantly, to help the town purchase open space. Because of your contributions, the Redding Land Trust has preserved 1800 acres of streams and meadows, quiet ponds and unscarred ridges in our Town. We couldn’t have done it without you – and we need you to continue our important work.
After the program there will be refreshments and a chance to mingle with friends and neighbors and raise a glass to toast the Land Trust’s 50 years of land-saving work—and to cheer on 50 more.