Upcoming Events:

Register now for Team New Haven Land Trust in the 10th Annual Rock to Rock Earth Day Bike Ride!

Rock to Rock is New Haven's biggest Earth Day celebration. Here's how it works: You and about a thousand of your neighbors travel from West Rock and East Rock, with celebrations on both sides of the city. Along the way, eat tasty food, hear great music, take on environmental service projects, and explore our city's parks and neighborhoods.

The ride will be taking place on Saturday, April 28. You can donate to up to three local environmental organizations upon registration! Also, register as a volunteer for the Rock to Rock Day of Service to help out at the Land Trust's gardens or nature preserves on Saturday, April 7.

Explore further and Register for our team on our NHLT Team Page!

Not a Cycler? We need you! The Land Trust is seeking volunteers to lend a hand at our rest stop at Bayview Park! Register as a rest stop volunteer here. Check the box for "Rest Stop Team" and make sure to mention the Land Trust or Bayview Park in your submission.


Earth Day Cleanup | Sunday, April 22, 11am-1pm | Long Wharf Nature Preserve

Join the New Haven Land Trust, in partnership with Trailblazer and Patagonia New Haven, for an Earth Day Cleanup! On the day of the event, meet at the preserve entrance on Long Wharf Drive, just past the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 

If volunteers want to bring their own gloves or trash pickers, they are welcome to, but all necessary equipment will be provided. No need to RSVP, but you can join us on Facebook.



Explore the West River: The History of an Urban Wilderness | Saturday, June 2, 10am | Pond Lily Nature Preserve

Join the New Haven Land Trust, CT Fund for the Environment, and the West River Watershed Coalition as we celebrate CT Trails Day AND National Trails Day on June 2! Walk leaders will point out important sites along the way, which serve as living evidence of the natural and industrial histories of New Haven's historic Westville neighborhood. 

We begin our walk at Pond Lily Nature Preserve, then follow West Rock Ridge as we walk through the West River Open Space and the "Narrows." We come to Amrhyn Field and cross Blake Street into historic Westville Village, then we cross Whalley Avenue and end our walk at the Edgewood Park Gazebo. From here we will share rides back to our starting point. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring drinking water! We will meet at the entrance to Pond Lily Preserve, at 42 E Ramsdell St. Street parking is available. 

Registration for CT Trails Day is requested here. You can register for National Trails Day here

Don't miss this chance to celebrate the West River and its beloved trails!


Hunting for Horseshoes 2018 | Saturday, June 9, 10am | Long Wharf Nature Preserve

Join the Land Trust for one of our favorite events of the year! 

For the third year in a row, we welcome Professor Jo-Marie Kasinak from Sacred Heart University's Project Limulus to the Long Wharf Nature Preserve to share her expertise on horseshoe crabs. Professor Kasinak and her team will discuss their research on horseshoe crabs and will also bring supplies so that participants can learn how to catch horseshoes, tag them, and help collect data for Project Limulus. Rainboots/wellies recommended! No need to RSVP, but you can join us on Facebook.

This event is supported by the Woman's Seamen's Friend Society, the Quinnipiac River Fund, and the Watershed Fund.


Wildlife Walk with Ranger Dan | Saturday, August 25, 10am | Quinnipiac Meadows Nature Preserve

Join the New Haven Land Trust as we welcome Ranger Dan back to Quinnipiac Meadows to host a Wildlife Walk! We will be able to see the animals and birds that make their home in the preserve. We will look for tracks and scat as well, of course. Come check out our beloved preserve in its late-summer beauty and learn from Ranger Dan, a true wildlife expert. 

Parking will be inside the main entrance to the preserve, at 1040 Quinnipiac Avenue. Dress warmly! No need to RSVP, but you can find more information on Facebook.

This event is sponsored by the Quinnipiac River Fund, Audubon CT, the Woman's Seamen's Friend Society, and the Watershed Fund.


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