The Preservation of Platt Farm
It's been 20 years!
It has been 20 years since the Southbury Land Trust preserved Platt Farm. This farm was the first to be purchased by the Southbury Land Trust. Through the years, this property has been referred to as the "crown jewel" as it is thought to be the most attractive and valuable piece of open space in Southbury. The story of how this land was preserved has been revealed in a 13 minute documentary video. You will not want to miss this heart-warming account of how so many people pulled together to save this beautiful place!
Phillips 5K Information
Watch our 5 minute video on the creation of the 5K Course.
Click below for the course map and photos/details of the course.
Meet Joe Ruggiero SLT's New President
Joe Ruggiero was elected President of the Southbury Land Trust, taking over from Leslie Kane who is now serving as a Vice-President along with Tom Crider. Many thanks to Leslie for her strong leadership during her tenure as President.
Joe Ruggiero settled here with his wife Jennifer, and children Christina and Diana in Southbury in 1994. He is a consulting engineer by trade and predominantly writes computer software for his work but is interested in many community and civic activities. He is a member and past president of the local chapter of the Knights of Columbus and is currently their treasurer. He is a very active congregant of Sacred Heart Church here in town. He joined the SLT when he and his family started to hike the area and when he became a Justice of the Peace in the year 2000, he determined to donate all of his fees derived from performing weddings to the SLT. For 16 years Joe helped to run the local bike-a-thon, the Tour-de-Tribury which raised significant funds for the local fuel bank. He later became involved as a volunteer in local government where he is currently the Chairman of the town Ethics Commission.