A new year’s resolution: Rethink your lawn. Read “Lawn maintenance & Climate Change” published by the Princeton Student Climate Initiative. Let that green lawn go! It’s time to put the planet’s needs first.

Another important concern for the City of Norwalk: how to increase the number of trees. Many organizations are actively working on increasing our tree canopy. https://www.coastalconnecticuttimes.com/this-story-is-about-trees/ And, another story: https://www.coastalconnecticuttimes.com/norwalk-invests-in-tree-efforts-after-report-found-lack-of-tree-canopy/

If you missed Dominique Browning at our annual meeting, hear her lecture. Click above.

The story of Farm Creek: A recent issue of Sound Watch Magazine features a story on our fundraising for the Farm Creek Preserve, which is one of our finest properties. A small group of volunteers raising $4.3 million over a five-year period is a story of great dedication and hard work. Click here.

The Incredible Shrinking Lawn”  – In the March 2021 edition of Connecticut Magazine

Read this great article about the virtues of letting your yard go “native” with wildflowers and natural plantings instead of the traditional lawn.  You’ll support pollinators, save yourself a lot of work, and create a beautiful, natural habitat.

Memory Lane…In September 2018, we held a Discovery Day at our White Barn property.  The hit of the day was Skyhunters in Flight, presented by Falconer Brian Bradley.  Here are highlights of this wonderful demonstration.

Tax Help  Recent Federal legislation provides help to conservation non-profits such as the Norwalk Land Trust. First, the tax-deductibility for conservation easements is now permanent.  Second, the ability to make a direct donation out of your IRA (if you are over 70 1/2) to any non-profit is tax-free, permanently.

Fodor Farm History  We are proud to have been an early supporter of  Fodor Farm.