Granby Land Trust

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In its quarterly publication, Connecticut Woodlands, the Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) recently featured photos of a Granby Land Trust (GLT) hike led by board member Jen Plourde. On Connecticut Trails Day, Plourde led a group of GLT members on a hike of the GLT’s Mary Edwards Mountain Property in North Granby. Jake Koteen, a Granby resident and professional photographer, documented the hike. His fabulous photos were selected for publication, including this one, which ran on the magazine’s cover.
Shady trails beckon summer visitors to the Katan-Ensor Preserve in West Granby. Photo by Rick Orluk
Behold the beauty of a midsummer afternoon on Creamer Pond on the Granby Land Trust’s Dismal Brook Wildlife Preserve in North Granby. Photo by Rick Orluk
On a lovely summer evening, GLT members Mark and Ryan Kennedy, like minutemen of old, responded to a last-minute appeal from Wilcox House Caretaker Mark Williams and showed up within hours of being asked to help unload lumber that will be used for repairs to the Salmon Brook Historical Society’s Lyman Wilcox Barn. Meanwhile, GLT vice president Dave Emery harvested, milled, and delivered lumber, entirely pro bono, for the project. The Wilcox house and barn are located on a 45-acre property that was acquired in a 2020 bargain sale that the GLT negotiated with Wilcox family descendent Steve Hastings. The GLT then transferred ownership of the house, barn and two acres of land to the Salmon Brook Historical Society, which is diligently doing restoration work to both buildings. Working together, these two organizations are preserving an important part of Granby’s history. Photo by Mark Williams