Events & Programs

Every year the Land Trust organizes a calendar of diverse events including hikes, lectures, nature talks, canoeing and kayaking trips, all featuring expert guest speakers and knowledgeable naturalists. All of these events are free and open to the general public.

 

 

2021 Events.

We are hoping to resume our schedule of events. The programs we are announcing will take place if Covid pandemic regulations allow. If you have any questions, please check our website for updates or contact us at: info@essexlandtrust.org.

 

Vernal Pools and Emerging Life in The Preserve

Saturday March 27, 10 am - East Preserve parking lot, Ingham Hill Rd.

Bob Russo, ecologist and Ivoryton resident, is once again leading a hike in the Preserve to help you search for salamanders, frogs and plants emerging from the long winter. He will describe the biological and geological features that make the vernal pool areas unique and bountiful. Meet at the first/east parking lot. 1½ hours duration. Easy to moderate terrain. Bring tall waterproof boots and nets if you have them. Open to all ages. Bad weather cancels. Covid regulations will apply (use of facemasks and social distancing).

 

Essex Land Trust Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 20, 5 pm - Cross Lots

A bare bones ELT annual meeting will take place to comply with land trust bylaws. Non-members are welcome. Covid regulations will apply (use of facemasks and social distancing).

 

Canoe/Kayak Trip to South Cove

Saturday June 12, 1 pm - Public Boat Launch, Essex Town Park

Meet at the public Boat Launch below Essex Town Park. Bring your boat for an early summer kayak/canoe trip to South Cove, led by ELT’s Jeff Croyle. Participants should register on site and launch their own boats prior to the 1 pm departure. A safety boat will accompany. Bad weather cancels. Covid regulations will apply (use of facemasks and social distancing).

 

Annual Concert in the Park

Saturday June 12, 5 pm - Main Street Town Park

Join us at the Essex Main Street Park for a summer BYO picnic and concert.  Bring chairs, blankets. Relax or Dance! Bad weather cancels. Covid regulations will apply (use of facemasks and social distancing).