On Nov. 3, the Granby Land Trust held its annual meeting at Holcomb Farm’s North Barn. About 70 people turned out to enjoy the company of conservation-minded neighbors over a delicious potluck supper and to learn about the many 2019 accomplishments of the Granby Land Trust.
Calling all artists—you are invited to enter your work in the Granby Land Trust’s 14th annual juried art show celebrating nature and the art it inspires. Works should be inspired by New England’s natural beauty.
The Granby Land Trust hosted a hike at its Godard Preserve on Connecticut Trails Day (June 2), and in a spring filled with cool temperatures and rainy days, the group got lucky and was blessed with a beautiful morning.
Every Mother’s Day weekend, early risers join Granby Land Trust Board Member John Weeks and his wife, Christine Chinni, on a quest to see the many species of birds that pass through North Granby on their annual migration routes. John and Christine are passionate and knowledgeable birders who generously share their time and expertise with others.
Each year, come the first weekend in June, more than 230 volunteer event leaders and organizers in Connecticut lead the largest trails celebration in the nation, offering hiking, biking, paddling, letterboxing, trail work parties, equestrian rides and trail experiences of all kinds.
The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Granby Land Trust is applying for renewal of its accreditation.
While the idea of hiking to the top of a mountain on a cold dark night in the middle of winter might not appeal to everyone, it certainly appeals to many, as evidenced by the fact that more than 40 people showed up to do just that with the Granby Land Trust (GLT) on December 23. The hike started at dusk on the GLT’s Seth and Lucy Holcombe Preserve on Silver Street and ended in complete darkness, with a cozy gathering at Emery Farm on Loomis Street.
On April 29, at the 77th annual Gold Key Dinner hosted by the Connecticut Sportswriters’ Alliance, legendary Granby field hockey coach Dot Johnson was honored with a prestigious Gold Key Award. She knew she was going to be honored.
Granby Land Trust volunteers have been hard at work readying the GLT’s new Seth and Lucy Holcombe Preserve for its official opening to the public on Connecticut Trails Day (June 3). The 154-acre property was bequeathed to the GLT by Seth and Lucy Holcombe, two loyal and generous friends of the Land Trust who shared a love of nature, a passion for outdoor recreation and a commitment to land preservation.