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Crystalline vista from Gavel Family Farm Preserve

  • Good Hill Farm Lease request for proposals; deadline: Noon on May 1st .

  • RLT is applying for accreditation by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission in 2015, the gold standard for the operation of a land trust. LTAC, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, invites your comment on our benefit to you and the Town of Roxbury. Comments must relate to national quality standards addressing the ethical and technical operation of land trusts. For the full list of Standards see www.landtrustaccreditation.org/tips-and-tools/indicator-practices. Send signed comments by e-mail to info@landtrustaccreditation.org or by mail to
    by May 22, 2015. Twelve (12) land trusts in Connecticut are accredited.

  • Save the Date! Our 2015 events calendar is up!
    First program of 2015: Sunday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m. at Roxbury Town Hall. Lecture, "Our Feathered Friends," by Ken Elkins from Bent of the River Audubon.

  • Mile-a-Minute vine has been found in Roxbury. Find out what you can do about it.

  • Dog Lovers/Dog Walkers: Please keep your dog under control and preferably leashed.

  • Please use our trails with care, and report areas in need of attention to the RLT office, 860-350-4148 or by e-mail to knorris@roxburylandtrust.org.

  • How to avoid Bear Encounters.

  • Preserves Map: 30 miles of trails available as a single PDF download or as a web page. From this page you can also download several individual preserves maps.

  • For information on invasive plants please explore the website of the Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group. And here is an excellent video about garlic mustard.

  • Be on the lookout for a noxious plant, Giant Hogweed. This PDF brochure provides more information and will help you distinguish it from other benign plants.

  • Time and the Land: The Story of Mine Hill is available to download in PDF

  • For Sale at the Office: RLT hats, T-shirts, aprons, organic cotton shopping bags, metal water bottles, map packets and the book Roxbury Remembered.

    Established in 1970, the Roxbury Land Trust is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the community's rural character for generations to come. Today 3,400 acres or about 17 percent of Roxbury is conserved as open space under the Trust's stewardship.

    The Roxbury Land Trust is supported through membership dues, employee matching gifts, occasional state and federal grants, foundation grants and charitable contributions. RLT does not receive town, state or federal support on an annual basis.

    It is staffed by Susan Payne, executive director, Kim Norris, associate director, and Jamie Curren, land manager; served by a volunteer board of directors and aided by volunteer effort.

    Roxbury Land Trust
    P.O. Box 51
    Roxbury, CT 06783
        Office hours: weekdays
    from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Phone: 860-350-4148
         Our office is located at
    7 South Street
    (Old Town Hall)

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