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Northern Connecticut Land Trust Calendar of Events: Hike/Walk/Paddle/Program & Work Parties

 2014 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule 
(4th Tuesday of each month)

Sunday, November 9, 2014:  Board Retreat - Ellington Public Library (Board members only)

Announcements
Work party: October 18 2014 Ernie Boothroyd Preserve
Re:              Work party Sat., Oct. 18th at 9:00AM at Ernie Boothroyd Preserve
  It is important that NCLT mark the boundaries for all its properties. Having boundary markers in place not only lets the public know that they are entering protected property, but also helps our property stewards monitor the property.
Work Party:  We will be marking the Boothroyd Preserve boundaries with NCLT's standard metal markers nailed to trees. GPS will be used to determine the location of the boundary line. Volunteers will be needed to nail up the markers using aluminum nails as well as insuring that those doing the nailing are not deviating off course. Because we will be following the boundary line through the woods and not using our beautiful trail, expect some rough going. Since we will be brushing against the bushes as we move forward, it is likely that we will pick up some ticks.
Tools, etc.:  Work Gloves (if you normally use them), Hammers, Wonder Bar or similar tool for pulling bent nails, Tool Belt to carry discs and nails, Appropriate footwear. Nails will be provided. 
Reply Requested:  Please let me know if you plan to attend!   I can be reached at 860 749-0061 or dweezle-ct3@att.net. 
 Cancellation Procedure:  Should it be necessary to cancel or postpone the work party each respondent will be notified by e-mail or a phone call at least an hour before the scheduled start time.
 Location/Directions:  We will meet at the Ernie Boothroyd Preserve on Tolland Turnpike in Ellington. From the junction of Rte. 140 and Tolland Ave. in Stafford Springs take Tolland Ave south for 1.5 miles. The Boothroyd Preserve is on the right. There is limited parking at the preserve but additional parking is available just down the road on the left.
If coming from the south, from the Tolland Green take Old Stafford Road (becomes Tolland Turnpike) 4.8 miles north to Ernie Boothroyd Preserve on the left.   
You are receiving this notice because you have previously expressed an interest in being a NCLT stewardship volunteer. If you do not wish to receive future work party notices you can have your name removed from our list by replying to this notice or calling me at (860) 749-0061
Richard Bailey 
 
September 27, 2014: Talcottville Archeology and Geology Walk

Talcottville History and Geology Walk
The public is invited to a free walk on Saturday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m. in the historic Talcottville section of Vernon. Meet in the parking lot at the Talcottville Congregational Church, 10 Elm Hill Road, Vernon, for a three-mile hike to see the Talcottville gorge, Hop River Rail Trail, historic bridges and buildings, the sites of former mills, and early fall foliage. Geologically, the walk will start out on the Portland Arkose, take us over the eastern border fault into the border fault deformed zone, then into the Glastonbury Gneiss, and sand and gravel deposits. Some of the terrain is steep and bumpy, so please wear sturdy sneakers or shoes. This moderately paced two-hour walk will educate participants about early times in the Talcottville area. Speakers include geologist Dr. Gary Robbins, from the University of Connecticut, Gail Faherty, director of the Northern CT Land Trust, Jon Roe, historian and webmaster of the Tankerhoosan and Talcottville web sites: www.tankerhoosen.info and www.talcottville.net, and Susan Barlow of the Manchester Land Conservation Trust. The hike will be held rain or shine, but extreme weather cancels. No dogs, please.

 
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