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Hike James Glen/Woodja Hill/Doanes’ Woods Preserves

Woodja Hill Oxbow Lane, Essex, CT

We are canceling Saturday January 15th hike due to the forecasted extreme low temperatures along with predicted windchill temperatures of -10 degrees. We will aim to reschedule the event for later this winter. For more information email:


The Trees of Essex and How to Spot Tree Diseases

Essex Town Hall 29 West Avenue, Essex, CT

The previously scheduled Essex Garden Club and Essex Land Trust co-sponsored event scheduled for March 7 has been replaced by a presentation from past Essex Garden Club President and Town of Essex Tree Warden, Augie Pampel. The subject will be The Trees of Essex and How to Spot Tree Diseases. The program starts at 2 […]


Rescheduled: Hike James Glen/Woodja Hill/Doanes’ Woods Preserves

Woodja Hill Preserve Oxbow Lane, Essex, CT

Join us on an invigorating 2.5-mile hike through three abutting land trust properties: Woodja Hill, Doanes’ Woods and James Glen.You will discover varied flora and wildlife habitats of open field, upland forest, wetlands, beaver pond and vernal pools. Purchased in 2018, Woodja Hill is an 18.5-acre ridge property; Doanes' Woods Preserve is a large flat […]


Introduction to the Essex Land Trust – Jeff Croyle & Land Trust Stewards

Ivoryton Library 106 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT

Want to learn more about the Essex Land Trust and its role in the community? Jeff Croyle is the land trust’s Vice President, Chair of the Nominating Committee and manages our volunteer community. He is also the steward of Windswept Ridge. Jeff will provide an overview of the ELT’s mission and accomplishments, it’s 2022 calendar of […]


40th Anniversary of the Flood of 1982

Trinity Lutheran Church 109 Main Street, Centerbrook

Join the Essex Historical Society and presenting partners Ivoryton Library and Essex Land Trust for a three-part series marking the 40th Anniversary of the Flood of 1982: “Rescue, Recovery, Remembrance.”  This series, presented in a hybrid format, will address the extraordinary events in June, 1982, when over nine inches of rain fell on Middlesex County […]


Good Plant/Bad Plant? Untangling the way we regard our local vegetation

The Preserve Ingham Hill Road, Essex, CT

Naturalist Judy Preston will lead a hike in The Preserve.which will be a leisurely walk to identify and better understand the difference between native, non-native, invasive and naturalized plants. The threats are real, and so are the challenges to addressing them. But even the “solutions” can be problematic. We will begin the discussion, but beware: […]


Earth Day Event by Sustainable Essex

Bushy Hill Recreation Center 253 Bushy Hill Road, Deep River, CT

Sustainable Essex is promoting an Earth Day Event on April 30. Billed as a community event that reduces waste and brings people together, its an opportunity to reduce your waste, repair what's broken, recycle what's left and connect with nature. More information at: sustainable/


Essex Land Trust Annual Meeting

Essex Meadows 30 Bokum Road, Essex, CT

Join us for the Essex Land Trust's 53rd Annual Meeting.  A cocktail reception with light food will kick off at 5:00 and will be followed by an annual business review. Tickets ($30) for the cocktail buffet will be available at the door. Business meeting and presentation is open to all. Non-members welcome.   For more […]

Tree Identification Hike with Bob Kuchta

Canfield-Meadow Woods - Deep River Entrance 383 Main Street, Deep River, CT

Join former Madison Tree Warden Bob Kuchta for an informational and entertaining tree identification hike in Canfield Woods Bob will teach you how to identify the trees that are common in Essex and describe their natural history and human uses. Fun for all ages. Easy to moderate walking. Rain cancels.   For more information email: […]


Millrace Hike: Remembering the Flood of 1982

The Millrace Preserve Ivory Street, Ivoryton, CT

Join preserve steward Scott McCoid for a walking tour of the Millrace Preserve with a discussion of Ivoryton, its history, the company that built it and the Flood that punctuated the end of an era. Rain Date: Sunday June 5. Parking: Ivory St. and Public Lot at Ivoryton Green