Upcoming Events:

Yoga in the Gardens | Thursday, May 31, 6pm (and subsequent Thursdays) | 173 Cherry Ann St.

The Land Trust is hosting weekly yoga sessions in our community gardens! Yoga sessions are open to the public and donation-based. If you feel you've benefitted from the experience and can afford to donate, please do so. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. You are welcome to bring your own yoga mat or rent one from us for $2 (or just go natural on the earth!). The session will be led by instructor Damian Paglia - to read more about Damian, check out the event page on Facebook.

See below for a list of weekly locations: 

May 31 || Cherry Ann St. Park - 173 Cherry Ann St.

June 7 || Cherry Ann St. Park - 173 Cherry Ann St.

June 14 || Truman St. Garden - 60 Truman St.

June 21 || Truman St. Garden - 60 Truman St. 


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. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook!

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!


Schooner Camp Open House | Sunday, June 3, 9am - 1pm | Sound School, New Haven

Camp is having an Open House in conjunction with Sound School's Waterfront Festival. Come out for a fun day on the shore and meet camp staff, get questions answered, and take a tour of the site before your first day of camp. We hope to see you there!




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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See the Calendar below for more upcoming events:


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