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Calendar of Events - archive


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - Thursday, April 30, 2009

Oxford Clean Up!

After litter hits the ground, it piles up along roadsides and enters our brooks, rivers, and wetlands. All forms of litter can be dangerous to wildlife and detract from the appearance of our rural community.

Volunteers are needed to make this cleanup a success. This is a perfect opportunity for individuals, groups, businesses, neighbors, and families to get outdoors, help protect our flora and fauna, and make Oxford a beautiful place to live.

All you need to do is fill in the following pledge form and send it back to the designated locations listed below. Check off the various commitment levels on the back, then follow through with action.

Download Pledge Form



Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Oxford Land Trust will sponsor a program on edible gardens by Raye Hodgson at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Oxford Town Hall, 486 Oxford Road.

The program will center on the basics of growing edible plants, especially on small plots of land.

Ms. Hodgson's background includes seven years as an agricultural conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, three years teaching high school science, a B.S. in renewable natural resources from the University of Connecticut, technical certification in composting from the Maine Compost School and more than 20 years of gardening experience.

Those seeking additional information about the program may call Hodgson Biologic at 203-888-3898 or visit hodgsonbiologic.com.



Tuesday, April 21, 2009

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Saturday, May 2, 2009

Members of the Oxford Land Trust will be taking part in the Connecticut Forest and Park Association's annual spring trail workshop, set for Saturday, May 2, at Jackson Cove. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The rain date is Sunday, May 3. Won't you join us?

Projects will include two-log bridge building, rock and log water bar construction, trail relocation, brushing, blazing, trail kiosk construction and safe tool usage. Participants will also construct a bridge using two telephone poles.

There will be presentations in the pavilion on invasive plant species, tool maintenance, organizing and leading a trail work party and financial grant opportunities.

You should bring water, sunscreen, lunch and work gloves and dress appropriately for outdoor work. There is no cost, and tools will be provided.

The CFPA maintains more than 800 miles of trails in Connecticut, and is the oldest private non-profit conservation organization in the state.

Those wishing to register may call CFPA at 860-346-2372 or workshop leader Bob Nodine, 860-621-5849, or e-mail info@ctwoodlands.org or bobbnod@yahoo.com.



Monday, May 4, 2009 - Friday, May 8, 2009

During the week of May 4, 2009, the Oxford Land Trust will sponsor hikes on Rockhouse Hill Sanctuary for all second-graders from Quaker Farms School. Students will enjoy the great outdoors while learning about the history of RHHS, as well as the flora and fauna of this special place.



Tuesday, May 19, 2009

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Saturday, June 6, 2009

June 6, Saturday, Oxford Land Trust will sponsor a hike for National Trails Day. Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) has served as American Hiking Society's state coordinator for Trails Day since 1993. The Trails Day theme for 2009 is Take in the Outdoors, an invitation to get outside and experience everything Connecticut's great outdoors has to offer. See for the following link for more details: http://www.ctwoodlands.org/trailsday2009

The Oxford Land Trust will have a booth at the Second Annual Oxford Day, which will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2009 (raindate: June 7) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Oxford High School, 61 Quaker Farms School. The OLT will be available to answer your questions about upcoming events, properties, and membership. Hikes on Rockhouse Hill will take place at 11 a.m., and 2 p.m. Meet at the OLT booth.



Tuesday, June 16, 2009

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Tuesday, July 21, 2009

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Tuesday, August 18, 2009

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Saturday, September 12, 2009

Dog Days

The Oxford Land Trust will have a booth at the 10th annual Dog Days of Oxford Community Day. The event's theme will be, "How to Live a Greener Life". It will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, September 12, at Oxford Center School. The rain date is Sunday, September 13.



Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dog Days Raindate

The Oxford Land Trust will have a booth on the Green Path at the 10th annual Dog Days of Oxford Community Day. The event's theme will be, "How to Live a Greener Life". It will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, September 13, at Oxford Center School. Invasive plants will be on display and literature will be available on the topic.



Tuesday, September 15, 2009

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Saturday, October 3, 2009

Make a Difference Day

Joint cleanup effort with Oxford Land Trust and Seymour-Oxford Rotary Club. On Saturday, October 3rd, at 10 a.m., meet at the entrance to Rockhouse Hill Sanctuary [there is a parking area just south of the driveway that leads to the Oxford High School]. Participate in a cleanup from the parking spot, down to the rotary near the Oxford-Seymour line, then head west and clean along the reservoir until the dam. We estimate this will take 2 hours. Interested parties can have drinks/snacks after the cleanup. We will need people to wear gloves, bring garbage bags, wear orange or bright colors [to be seen by oncoming vehicles].



Tuesday, October 20, 2009

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Thursday, October 29, 2009

Black Bear Presentation at OLT’s Annual Members Meeting

7:00 pm at Oxford Town Hall, Felicia Ortner, a Connecticut Wildlife Conservationist, will give a presentation on black bears after a brief business meeting wherein the OLT members will elect a new slate of directors for 2010.

 


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Educational Program on Wolves

OLT's Annual Educational Program will feature a Wolf Conservation Center presentation, 7 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., in the auditorium of Quaker Farms School, 30 Great Oak Road, Oxford.

The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC), founded in 1999, promotes wolf conservation by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and the human role in protecting their future. The program includes a presentation by a speaker from the WCC, and an opportunity to see one of their wolves.

The suggested donation is $15 per family, $5 per individual, children under 5 get in free. Light refreshments will be served.

Special Coming Event!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Tuesday, December 15, 2009

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Tuesday, January 19, 2010

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Tuesday, February 16, 2010

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Tuesday, March 16, 2010

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Enchanting the Forest

The "creatures" that participants make will be hidden on one of Oxford Land Trust's trails for children to find. Details will be provided at the workshop. The workshop is free but registration is required. To register, please contact the Library at 203-888-6944.

6:30-8:30pm at the Oxford Library

Special Coming Event!

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 - Friday, April 30, 2010

Oxford Clean Up!

After litter hits the ground, it piles up along roadsides and enters our brooks, rivers, and wetlands. All forms of litter can be dangerous to wildlife and detract from the appearance of our rural community.

Volunteers are needed to make this cleanup a success. This is a perfect opportunity for individuals, groups, businesses, neighbors, and families to get outdoors, help protect our flora and fauna, and make Oxford a beautiful place to live.

All you need to do is fill in the following pledge form and send it back to the designated locations listed below. Check off the various commitment levels on the back, then follow through with action.

Download Pledge Form

The Oxford recycling center will be open until 5 PM on Saturday April 24, to accept all types of trash (except hazardous waste) collected during the cleanup.



Tuesday, April 20, 2010

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Tuesday, May 18, 2010

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Friday, May 28, 2010 - Thursday, June 3, 2010

Rockhouse Hill Sanctuary -- Quaker Farms School second grade field study hikes

Members of the Oxford Land Trust will lead all second grade classes on field study hikes at the Rockhouse Hill Sanctuary on May 28th, June 1st, June 2nd and June 3rd 2010. Quaker Farms School teachers and parent chaperones will also take part. This is the 11th year that the Oxford Land Trust has led these hikes that are both educational and a lot of fun. The OLT strongly believes that it is important to introduce children at an early age to the natural world, and to stress the great value inherent in our unspoiled natural resources.



Saturday, June 5, 2010

Connecticut Trails Day Hike -- Saturday, June 5, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. -- Pomperaug Trail

Hike the Blue-Blazed Pomperaug Trail north from Fiddlehead Road in Oxford through Jackson Cove to the trailhead in Kettletown State Park. Meet Bob McGarry, Peter Petrochko and Scott Roth by 9:00 a.m. at the ticket booth in Kettletown State Park to carpool to the start. The hike will be 4.6 miles, with an option to shorten the hike at Jackson Cove. Expect rolling terrain with some short, but steep climbs, as we pass charcoal hearth sites, an abandoned mill race, and views of Lake Zoar. Sponsored by Connecticut Forest and Park Association (www.ctwoodlands.org) and Oxford Land Trust (oxfordlandtrust.org). Heavy rain cancels. Pre-registration is NOT NECESSARY. Questions: contact Bob McGarry, (203) 264-9028, bernieandbob@charter.net



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Tuesday, July 20, 2010

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Tuesday, August 17, 2010

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Tuesday, October 19, 2010

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Thursday, October 28, 2010

OLT Annual Members Meeting 7:30 p.m. – Oxford Town Hall
Election of OLT Directors for 2011

Program: History of Connecticut Native Americans
Powerpoint Presentation by: Dr. Lucianne Lavin
Institute of Native American Studies Washington, Connecticut



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Tuesday, December 21, 2010

OLT Board meeting - 7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall



Saturday, June 4, 2011

Connecticut Trails Day Celebration!
9:00 p.m. – 11:30am, Pomperaug Trail

This 2.3-mile hike follows along a Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail that is part of the Housatonic Greenway and traverses scenic hills along the Houstatonic River. We will pass old charcoal pits, small waterfalls, and enjoy beautiful New England forest. Bring beverage, snacks-lunch, insect repellant, and good walking shoes. Meet Peter Petrochko and Scott Roth at the far end of the Jackson's Cove parking area. Sponsored by Oxford Land Trust. Heavy rain postpones to June 5th, 2:00pm. Pre-registration is NOT NECESSARY. Questions: contact Peter Petrochko, (203) 888-9835 ppetrochko@earthlink.net.



Friday, November 18, 2011

A Passion for Birds!

The Oxford Land Trust will present "A Passion for Birds", a comic, interactive, educational show, on Friday, November 18th. The show will take place at Quaker Farms School Auditorium in Oxford at 7PM.

Created and performed by Henry Lappen, "A Passion for Birds" (formerly Birds in their Habitat) uses realistic, handmade masks to explore how different birds have evolved different shapes and behaviors to adapt to their environment. Participants get a chance to try on masks and soar as Eagles, swim as Puffins, and stalk as Herons.

Henry Lappen has been performing comedy for over 25 years. He has been an avid student of nature since childhood. In this show, he combines his love and knowledge of birds, with his comic timing and artistry in mask making and performing. Henry studied mime, mask and clowning at California's Dell'Arte School of Physical Comedy. He is a member of the Hampshire Bird Club and the Northeast Hawkwatch. Henry was a Great Blue Heron in a past life.

For more information visit www.henrylappen.com.

7:00pm at the Quaker Farms School in Oxford

Suggested donation - $15 per family, $5 per individual, under 5 free.



Thursday, December 8, 2011

A History of Connecticut's Forest

Viewed across the landscape, the forests covering our hillsides and valleys seem as though they have always been there. A different story emerges, however, when you walk along a trail and discover evidence of human impact on the land from earlier generations: overgrown stone walls, a charcoal mound, or a sunken cellar. The resilient Connecticut forest has undergone dramatic changes over the past 400 years and earlier. This talk will cover the changes in our forests since the ice age, and what the future forest may look like.

Jeffrey S. Ward, Ph.D. received his BS (forest biology) and MS (silviculture) at The Ohio State University, and after time in the Peace Corps (Guatemala), his PhD (forest ecology) at Purdue University. He has been in the Department of Forestry & Horticulture at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station since 1987 and is currently a Chief Scientist. His early research focused on long-term population dynamics in unmanaged forests. His more recent work has included control and impact of invasive species such as Japanese barberry, alternative forest management practices, forest health indicators at watershed scales, and examining the impact of deer damage in unmanaged forests. He is an author on nearly 90 papers and averages over 30 talks per year to the public and natural resource professionals.

7:00pm at the Oxford Town Hall

The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more info contact Peter Petrochko at 203-888-9835 or email: ppetrochko@earthlink.net



Saturday, June 2, 2012

Connecticut Trails Day Celebration!
9:00am – 11:00am, Pomperaug Trail

This 2.3-mile hike follows along a Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail that is part of the Housatonic Greenway and traverses scenic hills along the Houstatonic River. We will pass old charcoal pits, small waterfalls, and enjoy beautiful New England forest. Bring beverage, snacks-lunch, insect repellant, and good walking shoes. A round trip (4.6 miles) will be optional. Meet Peter Petrochko at the far end of the Jackson's Cove parking area. Sponsored by Oxford Land Trust. Heavy rain postpones to June 3rd, 2:00pm. Pre-registration is NOT NECESSARY. Questions: contact Peter Petrochko, (203) 888-9835 ppetrochko@earthlink.net.



Friday, November 30, 2012

Oxford Land Trust Annual Members Meeting

Election of 2013 Board of Directors
Program: "Wildlife in Connecticut's Changing Landscape"
Speaker: Tom Zissu, Masters Wildlife Volunteer
7pm at the Oxford Town Hall
Light Refreshments Served



Sunday, June 9, 2013


Founders Day Celebration!

25 Years Saving Open Space.
Picnic lunch provided, Greenway Trail Hikes,
"Preserving land in Oxford" presenation by Richard Sears, Development Director, Housatonic Valley Association.

Jackson Cove Pavillion
11am-5pm, June 9th, 2013

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - Friday, October 18, 2013


"Field study" hikes at the Rockhouse Hill Sanctuary.

Once again, members of the Oxford Land Trust (OLT) will lead all 7 second grade classes (Quaker Farms School - Q.F.S.) on field study hikes at the Rockhouse Hill Sanctuary (RHS) in Oxford. The hikes will happen on, October 16,17,18, 2013. The kids will be picked up by school buses ( paid for by the OLT ) at 9:30am & arrive at RHS at 9:45. The hikes last about 1.5 hours & then the kids are brought back to Q.F.S. During the hikes, there are 6 "stations" wherein we the educators/leaders talk about the natural processes of the forest/water ecosystems & why they are so important to the flora & fauna, including we humans!

The hikes are a lot of fun & are very educational as well. The OLT believes that it is important to introduce kids at an early age to the great value of the natural resources that surround us. The OLT encourages parent chaperones to come out on the hikes as well, & many do come out & join us. Family involvement in experiencing the natural world is a crucial relationship in a child's appreciation & development.

The OLT played an important role during the 1996 - 1998 town wide campaign to help save this former water company property (Birmingham Utilities Co.) from development, & the OLT assists the town in managing the property. Since the year 2000, the OLT has taken most of the second grade classes out on these hikes (bad weather sometimes interferes with good intentions) & is proud to maintain this important tradition.



Monday, November 18, 2013


Annual Members' Meeting

7pm at the Oxford Town Hall, Main Meeting Room

INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT FOREST MANAGEMENT?
OXFORD LAND TRUST PRESENTS
FOREST MANAGEMENT 101: “Managing Our Forest”
SPEAKERS: JEFFREY WARD, PH.D and CLAIRE RUTLEDGE, PH.D, CT AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION

A large portion of the land in Oxford is forested and plays an important role in maintaining the rural character of our town. While not contiguous in the manner of a state or national park, there is sufficient forested land that many of the environmental problems that occur in large, heavily forested areas will also be found to impact Oxford. To introduce homeowners to the concept (and methods) of managing their own piece of the Oxford forest and to introduce high-school students to a potential career in forest management, the Land Trust will inaugurate what may become a series of annual seminars under the heading, “Forest Management 101.” Jeffrey Ward, Ph.D. will introduce the field of forest management and give an overview of the challenges presented by exotic/invasive plant and insect species. Claire Rutledge, Ph.D. will discuss this year’s selected focus: meeting the current threat from the Emerald Ash Borer. An exotic woodborer that kills ash trees, this beetle was detected in Connecticut in 2012 and, in Oxford, in February 2013. Claire will speak about the threat that the beetle poses to our forest, how its spread is tracked, and the different approaches available to small- or large-forest owners that can be used to minimize its impact on private- and Town-owned land.

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, located in New Haven, has many scientific experts in agriculture- and forestry-related fields. Over the last 25 years, the Land Trust has invited several scientists from the “Ag Station” to speak at our annual Members’ Meeting. In addition to being a past speaker, Jeffrey Ward has also served, on multiple occasions, as an advisor to the Land Trust in our land-management role related to Rockhouse Hill Sanctuary. This is the first visit to the Land Trust’s annual Members’ Meeting by Claire Rutledge; she has been giving numerous seminars in the towns neighboring Oxford, towns which are also currently under quarantine due to infestation by the Emerald Ash Borer.

Jeffrey S. Ward, Ph.D. received his BS (forest biology) and MS (silviculture) at The Ohio State University and, after time in the Peace Corps (Guatemala), his Ph.D. (forest ecology) at Purdue University. He has been in the Department of Forestry & Horticulture at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station since 1987 and is currently a Chief Scientist. His early research focused on long-term population dynamics in unmanaged forests. His more recent work has included control and impact of invasive species such as Japanese barberry, alternative forest-management practices, forest-health indicators at watershed scales, and examining the impact of deer damage in unmanaged forests. Claire Rutledge, Ph.D. received her MS and PhD in entomology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She joined The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station as a scientist in 2004. Her major focus is wood-boring beetles that attack living trees. Dr. Rutledge’s program has concentrations in beetle-mating biology, their chemical communication, and the detection of jewel beetles using bio-surveillance.

PLEASE JOIN US

Light Refreshments Served



Saturday, May 17, 2014


Work Party at the K. Matthies Preserve 9am-12pm - Rain Date 5/18 1pm-4pm

See our Properties page for location details.



Sunday, June 8, 2014


Family Founders Day Picnic at Jackson Cove - 10am-4pm



Saturday, June 14, 2014


Booth at Oxford Day at Oxford High School - 10am-4pm



Saturday, June 28, 2014


Work Party at Appetite Hill 9am-12pm - Rain Date 5/29 1pm-5pm

See our Properties page for location details.



Friday, November 14, 2014


Annual Members Meeting with special presentation by Beekeeper Ralph Harrison.

Ralph has been a beekeeper for 29 years and is a member of the CT Beekeepers Association and Eastern Apicultural Society. He has been doing "honeybee program's" for over twenty years at various locations. He has had two articles published Bee Culture magazine and a national monthly beekeeping magazine.

PLEASE JOIN US - 7pm at the Oxford Town Hall

Light Refreshments Served


Sunday, June 7, 2015


Founders" Day 2015

Join us for an outdoor, family oriented event. Program includes a 2.5 mile hike, live raptors and waterfowl presentation, OLT archive/map displays and a picnic lunch.

Pomperaug Trail Hike
People are to meet at the Jackson Cove Pavilion at 9am. We will head north from Jackson Cove toward Kettletown State Park, hiking on the Pomperaug and Crest Trails, returning back to Jackson Cove Pavilion at approximately 11:30am. Pre-registration is APPRECIATED but not required. Questions and to register: contact Tom: tomadamski@sbcglobal.net or 203-888-7888.

Avian Ambassadors
Live raptors and waterfowl. Beginning at approximately 11:30am is a presentation by the Director of Environmental Education, Jessica Caton, and the Director of Aviculture, Nick Tiberio, from the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (Litchfield). For additional information contact Margy Elliott at 203-232-6720.

Picnic Lunch
Beginning immediately after Avian Ambassadors presentation.

Download the event flyer

PLEASE JOIN US - Sunday, June 7th 2015 at Jackson Cove Park
Decimal 41.4120405 -73.1892795
Degrees Minutes Seconds 41-24' 43"N 073-11' 21"W



Monday, November 23, 2015


The public is invited to the Oxford Land Trust Members’ Meeting

"Invasive Plants and Their Control"

In the Oxford Land Trust’s continuing series on Land Management 101, Jeffrey Ward, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Forestry and Horticulture, at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES), returns to speak on “Invasive Plants and Their Control” on Monday Nov. 23, 7pm, at Oxford Town Hall (486 Oxford Rd., Route 67). The topic is designed to introduce residential- property owners, farmers, and land managers to the best methods for controlling invasive plants on their respective properties. Jeff Ward will also discuss the link between Japanese Barberry infestations and an elevated exposure to Lyme disease and provide updates on the most recent findings related to previously-established methods of control. Since 2006, through their publications, talks, interviews, and field visits, he and Dr. Scott Williams (also from CAES) have directly reached over 7,600 natural-resource managers, land owners, and members of the general public. Over the last 27 years, the Land Trust has invited several scientists from the “Ag Station” to speak on the subject of Land Management. In addition to being a past speaker, Jeffrey Ward has also served, on multiple occasions, as an advisor to the Land Trust in its land-management role related to Rockhouse Hill Sanctuary and Land Trust properties.

Jeffrey S. Ward, Ph.D. received his BS (forest biology) and MS (silviculture) at The Ohio State University and, after time in the Peace Corps (Guatemala), his Ph.D. (forest ecology) at Purdue University. He has been in the Department of Forestry & Horticulture at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station since 1987 and currently holds the title of Chief Scientist. His early research focused on long-term population dynamics in unmanaged forests. His more recent work has included control and impact of invasive species such as Japanese barberry, alternative forest-management practices, forest-health indicators at watershed scales, and examining the impact of deer damage in unmanaged forests.

BRING YOUR QUESTIONS / REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

For more information: Tel: 203-232-6720. If you are unable to attend, questions can be submitted beforehand to oxfordlandtrust@gmail.com.

This event is free and open to the public.



Sunday, May 1, 2016


RUN THE ROCK, HIKE THE HILL

5k Trail Run and Guided Hikes
Sunday, May 1 2016
Rockhouse Hill Sanctuary, Oxford CT
Parking available at 61 Quaker Farms Road, Oxford, CT
To register visit http://fasttracktiming.com/upcoming-races/
Learn more about the Rockhouse Hill Sanctuary




Sunday, June 5, 2016


Founders’ Day Celebration – 28th year Anniversary 1988-2016

Educational Presentation

This year’s Founders’ Day guest speaker will be Mary-Beth Kaeser, Board President of Horizon Wings, a raptor rehabilitation & education organization located in Ashford, CT; but the real stars of this year’s show are raptors, “Athena” (peregrine falcon, the fastest animal on earth); “Atka,” (a bald eagle, the largest nesting raptor in Connecticut); “Cypress,” (a red-shouldered hawk, common in Connecticut with striking feathers and a distinctive cry), and “Sprite,” ( a northern saw-whet owl whose habitat is threatened in Connecticut). If you would like a preview of these birds, you can visit the organization’s website, www.horizonwings.org. These raptors have been rehabilitated but, due to their injuries, are no longer able to fly and, therefore, are not able to survive on their own. They now have “ambassadorial” status; by being a part of an educational program, they are helping to save additional, injured raptors.

2016 Founders’ Day Schedule

Sunday, June 5, 9am to 2 pm
Jackson Cove Park Pavilion (adjoining Lake Zoar) at the end of Jackson Cove Road, Oxford 06478

11am to 1:30pm: Display of Land Trust Archives, Scrapbooks, Video, Eagle Scout and Oxford High School Youth Conservation Corps and senior-class Capstone projects.

9:00am to ~ 11:15am: 2.5 mile Loop Hike. Meet at Jackson Cove Pavilion at 8:45am; at 9:00am, the hike will head north into Kettletown State Park using the Pomperaug & Crest Trails. Wear sturdy shoes. The hike is hosted in conjunction with CT Forest & Park Association; Hike Leader: Tom Adamski (director, Oxford Land Trust). For information about the hike, contact Tom at tadamski8@gmail.com.

~11:30am to ~12:30pm: Presentation: “Birds of Prey.” Live Raptors: “Athena,” a peregrine falcon; “Atka,” a bald eagle, “Cypress,” a red-shouldered hawk, and “Sprite,” a northern saw-whet owl. Please note that the Raptor Presentation starts at the conclusion of the Hike, so the Presentation starting time is approximate.

~12:30pm to 1:45pm: Picnic Lunch Provided

2pm: Close

If you would like more information: Contact Margy at oxfordlandtrust@gmail.com.



Thursday, December 15, 2016


Anual Membership Meeting

The Oxford Land Trust will hold its annual Members' Meeting with a presentation by speakers from the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition, an organization dedicated to preserving the vitality of Connecticut's Pomperaug River watershed.

The presentation, "Water Matters: The Workings of a Watershed" will be given by Len DeJong (Executive Director) and Carol Haskins, M. S. (Outreach Director) and will take place on Thursday, December 15, at 7 pm, at Oxford's Town Hall which is located at 486 Oxford Road (Route 67). All are welcome. Admission is free and refreshments will be offered.

For further information call 203-232-6720. For further information on the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition, visit their website, www.pomperaug.org



Sunday, May 7, 2017


RUN THE ROCK, HIKE THE HILL

5k Trail Run and Guided Hikes
Sunday, May 7 2017
Rockhouse Hill Sanctuary, Oxford CT
Parking available at 61 Quaker Farms Road, Oxford, CT
To register visit http://fasttracktiming.com/upcoming-races/
Learn more about the Rockhouse Hill Sanctuary




Sunday, June 4, 2017


FOUNDERS DAY CELEBRATION

Greenway Trail Hike starts at 9am.

Meet the "Avian Ambassadors", presented by the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy at 11:30am.

Picnic Lunch from 12:30-1:30pm.

Sunday, June 4 2017
Jackson Cove Pavilion, Oxford CT




Thursday, November 16, 2017


The Incredible Complexity of Trees

A talk by Environmental Educator Henry Lappen

The Oxford Land Trust will host it's annual members meeting on Thursday, November 16, 7pm at the Oxford Town Hall. Following a brief business meeting wherein a slate of directors is elected for 2018, the feature program is; "The Incredible Complexity of Trees" - by environmental educator, Henry Lappen. The program is free and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the talk.

7pm on Thursday, November 16 2017
Oxford Town Hall, 486 Oxford Road, Oxford CT




Sunday, June 3, 2018


FOUNDERS DAY CELEBRATION

Hike, Nature Presentation, Picnic Lunch

9:00-11:30am - Hike sections of the CFPA Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System. At the entrance gate mention that you are participating in the Land Trust Hike.

Meet the "Avian Ambassadors", presented by the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy at 11:30am.

Picnic Lunch from 12:30-1:30pm.

Sunday, June 3 2018
Jackson Cove Pavilion, Oxford CT