SLT Annual Meeting to be held January 20, 2013

Despite challenges posed by downed trees and Mile-a-Minute weed, 2012 was rich in accomplishments made possible by the volunteers of the Somers Land Trust and Friends of Angle Fly.

While hiking on the newly completed ten-mile trail system, no doubt you have felt grateful for the Somers Scouts who have contributed bridges, benches, kiosks and more. And are you curious about changes such as the dredging of the Reynolds farm pond? Then join us at the Annual Meeting of the Somers Land Trust at 2pm on Sunday, January 20 at the Somers Town House to learn about these achievements, plans for 2013, to ask questions and to celebrate what we’ve accomplished together. The meeting also features two speakers who have brought important long-term changes to the Angle Fly Preserve entrance.

  • Shannon Longworth is the power behind the inspirational Memory Forest. Each tree in this glen honors a loved one and invites reflection on the important things in life. Not long ago this was an impenetrable thicket of brambles and poison ivy. Shannon will share with us how she designed and executed this magnificent Girl Scout Gold Star Award project.
  • Brendan Murphy, is a forester with the Watershed Agricultural Council. Brendan worked with Shannon to secure and plant native trees in the Memory Forest. Together with an earlier planting on the slope between Route 139 and a tributary to the Angle Fly Brook, these plantings have been made possible by an initiative, “Trees for Tribs” which is aimed at keeping our waters clean and healthy.

Whether you have come to a volunteer day with loppers in hand or have generously contributed your hard-earned dollars, you can take pride in what you are building in the heart of our community. We thank you and hope to see you at the Elephant Hotel.

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