Caring for our World here at Home

Woods & Waters, the Essex Land Trust’s newsletter, is published three times a year and reaches over 400 members and supporters. Its aim is to share news of developments in the Essex Land Trust, feature articles about projects in which the land trust has been involved, recognize volunteers who have made substantial contributions, and educate members on the value of a healthy natural environment which the land trust is committed to protect in perpetuity.

The land trust gratefully acknowledges The Carlson Family Foundation for its generous support in sponsoring the costs associated with the printing and mailing of Woods & Waters

Fall 2021

Learning About Restoring Habitat

Cross Lots’ Meadows

Climate Change and Connecticut: What is happening and what does it mean for us?

Volunteer Spotlight – Everybody’s Steward: Al Macgregor

Green Space Can Almost Be Spiritual

Spring/Summer 2021

Annual Report and Board Election

Volunteer Spotlight –
Thanking Former Chief Steward Geoff Furtney

Why “I/We” Joined the Essex Land Trust

Mosquitos: Small and Dangerous … but Part of Nature

Winter 2021

Beautiful, Beneficial, Blameless Bats

Essex Land Trust & The Pollinator Pathway

Searching for History

Volunteer Spotlight – A Pioneering Steward:
John Matthiessen


Fall 2020

The Crooked Bridge

150 Miles on the Trails –
Two Friends Amid the Pandemic

Volunteer Spotlight –
John Cosenza

ELT Briefs



Spring/Summer 2020

The Living Landscape – Native Plantings for Beauty, Sustainability and Habitat

A Sign of the Times – The Covid-19 Pandemic

Volunteer Spotlight – Roger Field

Annual Report
and Board Election

Winter 2020

Dams, Fishways
and River Restoration

Osage Trails –
A Perennial Garden
Comes Back to Life

Cross Lots Dogwoods –
Some Not So Tender Loving Care