As we round the corner on the completion of our new 5K course, we are seeking volunteers who can assist with course maintenance. We currently have a plan for mowing around the edges of several meadows at both Phillips Farm and Lovdal Farm Preserves. We are now looking for assistance with the portions of the course that go through wooded areas. If you are a "regular" at these preserves and enjoy running or hiking there, perhaps you would like to "adopt" a section to help maintain. This would include trimming back invasives along the trail, checking to be sure signage is in place, alerting us of any major obstructions etc. Please contact Julie Stuart at if you are interesting in assisting and/or learning more specifics.
Phillips 5K Course
Congratulations to Naia Lehtinen who has been awarded the Ivers/Sedergren Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded each year to a Pomperaug H.S. graduate who is pursuing a conservation related field of study.
Naia is planning to attend the University of Vermont in the fall, majoring in Environmental Studies. She has been very active during her High School years in environmental areas including 3 years in the Eco Friends club. She expressed her thanks for the award: "I am deeply honored to be receiving this award in particular, because it was the scholarship that I was most passionate about. I have always appreciated the tremendous work the land trust puts into our town, and I'm so grateful to be connected to it through this scholarship."