SLT Election Clarification
The Southbury Land Trust does not endorse or support any candidate or candidates for any public office. It is extremely important that our position is not misconstrued under any circumstances.
All Preserves Now Open
Grant Money Awarded From FEMA
After the devastation from last years tornado, we are thrilled to report that all of our preserves are now open for the public to enjoy. It took hundreds of hours of staff, volunteer and professional time to cut and clear the fallen trees from over 17 miles of trails on 7 different properties. While there is much work still to do, this was a significant accomplishment and we are grateful to all who assisted in this endeavor.
We are also very pleased to report that we received $16,429 from FEMA to assist us in tornado recovery. This grant allowed us to hire contractors that could support us in the more difficult tree removals and challenging work.
For those who are outdoor enthusiasts, our beautiful land is there for you. All of our trail maps can be accessed on our website.
Photo to the right: One of the many Spruce Brook waterfalls at the Koons Preserve.
Grant Awarded For Bassett Preserve
The Land Trust has received a grant from the Bassett Family Fund at the Valley Community Foundation to support maintenance and upkeep of the Bassett Preserve. This preserve was donated by Harry and Dorothy Bassett in the 1980's and encompasses 113 acres of lovely New England countryside. There are 2 trails that cover 3.5 miles and provide easy hiking through oak forest with numerous stonewalls, streams and interesting flora and fauna. It also connects to the Ivers Preserve and the trail system there. We are very grateful for this financial support.
The Bassett Preserve can be accessed from Turrill Brook Drive where there is parking at the end of the cul-de-sac. A second entrance is located on Gilbert Road.