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Kayak/Canoe Essex’s North Cove and Falls River Cove

Bushnell Street Landing Essex, CT

Explore Essex’s North Cove and Falls River Cove with avid kayaker and Essex Land Trust Board member, Jeff Croyle. Enjoy expansive views of Essex’s Great Meadow, largely preserved by the Essex Land Trust, and learn about the industry, including shipbuilding, located in Falls River Cove during the 18th and 19th centuries. Plan to arrive early […]


Doug Tallamy to Speak presented by Guilford Land Conservation Trust

Guilford High School Performing Arts Center 605 New England Rd, Guilford, CT

Doug Tallamy, nationally known author of Nature’s Best Hope, Bringing Nature Home, The Nature of Oaks, and The Living Landscape, Professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, will speak at Guilford High School Performing Arts Center Monday, Sept. 12, 7:00 p.m. Tallamy is noted for his research revealing the unbreakable link […]

Fern Ledge Hike followed by Happy Hour at Surfridge Brewery

Middlesex Hospital Facility 252 Westbrook Road (Route 153), Essex, CT

This 20-acre preserve sits astride the Essex-Westbrook town line and, after the recent purchase of 3 acres, now connects to Farm Hill Estates, 4-acre plot in Ivoryton and Westbrook deeded to the land trust when a housing development was established along Carol Drive. With its steep terrain and high ledge overlooking a working farmer’s field, […]


Connecticut Conservancy’s 26th Annual Source to Sea Cleanup

To Be Determined CT

The Essex Land Trust is proud to be a part of the Connecticut River Conservancy’s Annual Source to Sea Cleanup. The event involves hundreds of volunteers in small groups across all four Connecticut River states. Groups will cover nearly the entire length of the Connecticut River from Stratford, NH all the way to Old Saybrook, […]