The Land Heritage Coalition focuses on local land use issues, seeking ways to foster support of farming, to acquire open space and to protect wetlands, flood plains, surface and ground water sources.
Founded in 1985 as the Red Hill Coalition, the LHC is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to support farming, open space preservation, and water and wetlands protection. The LHC sponsors free and open educational programs and outdoor group activities that bring together citizens in Glastonbury.
Basic Membership is $25. Please make check payable to: Land Heritage Coalition of Glastonbury, Inc
And Mail To:
David Haught Land Heritage Coalition of Glastonbury, Inc 136 Tall Timbers Rd
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Land Heritage Coalition of Glastonbury 2017 Activity Summary Programs 1. March 22 –‘Hidden Connecticut’ Guest speaker Peter Marteka kicked off 2017’s program calendar at LHC’s annual meeting. Peter shared his thoughts about ‘Hidden Connecticut’ and his favorite hikes in the Connecticut River Valley. Peter writes the popular column, “Nature”, appearing each Sunday in the Hartford Courant. 2. April 5 – State of the Birds in Connecticut Milan “Miley” Bull, Senior Director of Science and Conservation for Connecticut Audubon, explored the state of birds in Connecticut, as seen through his eyes (and binoculars). Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd, Miley tapped his wealth and depth of knowledge about Connecticut bird species and the challenges of bird conservation in the state. He described the current situations of our Connecticut species, noted species’ decline, and offered possible remedies and ways that we can all support this valuable ecological asset. 3. April 29 – ‘Words from the Wild’ LHC and Glastonbury Poet Laureate Alexandrina Sergio sponsored a delightful program featuring David Luff, the New England Trail Poet-in-Residence, and ‘Wait for It’, a local gospel/jazz/folk quartet. David took his audience hiking on the Metacomet trail through the words of his poetry in a series of haibun, work that combines haiku and prose. In a tribute to the late Hugh Ogden, longtime Glastonbury resident, renowned poet, and Trinity English professor, selections of his poems were read by family members and LHC friends. 4. September 30 – Glastonbury Greatest Pumpkin The third annual Greatest Pumpkin Program was co-sponsored with Melsen’s Farm & Pet Supply. Close to 100 people showed up for the weigh-in, with prizes for various categories of pumpkins, and family celebration with fun, refreshments, music and games. The grand prize winning pumpkin weighed 124 pounds. The program encourages citizens of all ages to enjoy fruitful gardening using organic methods. 5. November 15 – ‘Climate Change – Separating Science from Spin’ Dr. Gary Yohe, Wesleyan Professor, presented the first of a three part program on Climate Change. This informative talk at the Community Center was well attended. The series continues on March 7, 2018 with a screening of “Comfort Zone” , which takes an in-depth look at what happens when global climate issues come close to home; and concludes on April 4, with a panel discussion on the local impacts and what we can do locally. Walk Series The 2017 Walk Series, organized by LHC board member Charley Smith, consisted of guide led walks and hikes, along with informative brochures. 1. February 26 – JB Williams Park Snowshoe Hike While the weather did not allow snowshoeing, a hike was led by LHC’s Dave Ahlgren and Rich Sawitzke. The hike followed the loop trail through the park with stops at the ponds and old ski slope.