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Trail Clearing: A Labor of Love

By |2020-05-29T12:46:04-04:00November 8th, 2019|Land Trust, Museum News|

The creation of and care for many of the walking trails on Fishers Island began as an individual volunteer effort spearheaded by seasonal resident Matty Matthiessen starting in the 1960s. What began as a labor of love and appreciation from a handful of dedicated supporters expanded into an annual tradition shared by many.

Land Trust Volunteers Needed

By |2020-04-16T21:24:32-04:00June 5th, 2019|Land Trust, Newsletter, Newsletter 2019|

Bench overlooking swamp on Chocomount Trail. The Museum’s Land Trust has miles of nature trails that need to be kept clear and passable. A relatively small group of board members and volunteers tackle this herculean project in all seasons, seeking to maintain the level of clearing we attain collectively during our annual Thanksgiving group effort. Please consider contributing

Land Trust Report 2018-Spring 2019

By |2020-04-16T21:22:19-04:00June 4th, 2019|Land Trust, Newsletter, Newsletter 2019|

by Bob Miller We are delighted that Jack Schneider has become our Land Trust Stewardship Coordinator. Jack came to us early this year with a wealth of experience in planning, project management, budgeting, fundraising, and communications. He was animal curator at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Mystic Aquarium, and The Oklahoma City Zoo. As director

Land Trust Report 2017-Spring 2018

By |2020-04-16T21:13:11-04:00May 25th, 2018|Land Trust, Newsletter, Newsletter 2018|

View of F.I. Sound from Chocomount Cove Sanctuary, May 2018 by Bob Miller In 2017 the Museum’s Land Trust was extremely fortunate to acquire the land of the new “Chocomount Cove Sanctuary” through the generosity of the C.V. Ferguson Family. This exceptional five-acre parcel extends from the East End main road to Fishers

Land Trust Report 2016 – Spring 2017

By |2020-04-14T20:08:05-04:00May 23rd, 2017|Land Trust, Newsletter, Newsletter 2017|

Land Trust Report 2016 – Spring 2017 by Bob Miller 2016 was an active and productive year for the Land Trust. We received contributions of two parcels of environmentally sensitive land—one with an area of over one acre on the East End Road donated by Henry and Margaret King,

Land Trust Report 2010-Spring 2011

By |2020-04-16T16:18:55-04:00February 27th, 2012|Land Trust, Newsletter, Newsletter 2011|

2011 Newsletter Land Trust Report 2010-Spring 2011 by Bob Miller Former Moody/Goulard horse pasture donated by the Krakowskys to HLFM Land Trust. - Photo courtesy of Jim Reid 2010 and early 2011 witnessed an increasing pace of contributions of potential building lots to the Land Trust, to be held in their natural state

Battery Wooster, former site of two 8-inch disappearing guns, Fort Mansfield, Napatree Point, R.I. , circa 2011. Photo by John Leuba.

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020

The Coastal Forts of Eastern Long Island Sound: Abandonment, Ruination and Repurposing.
Now Open!
 

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