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October 2020

The Resurgence of the American Chestnut: A Grassroots Effort to Save one of America’s Iconic Trees

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This program is co-sponsored by the New Canaan Land Trust and New Canaan Library. Please register on the Library’s event page (link coming soon). The American chestnut was once the dominant tree in our forests. A century ago, it was eradicated from the landscape by a fungal blight and declared functionally extinct. Learn the story of the American chestnut and the efforts to bring this iconic tree back to the eastern woodlands with Jack Swatt, CT Chapter President of the…

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Sculpture Trail Showcase

October 22 - November 3
Carriage Barn Arts Center, 681 South Ave
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The Carriage Barn Arts Center's third annual “Capturing New Canaan” Exhibit (October 22 – November 3) will feature a community competition & showcase of photographs of the New Canaan Sculpture Trail. Featuring a selection of images by the Sculpture Trail’s official photographer Elaine Lloyd, the showcase will also include up to fifteen juried photographs submitted online and selected by the exhibition committee. Submissions for the exhibit are due by September 30, 2020. More details about the event and submission instructions…

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Earth Day 50.5: Celebratory Concert at Town Hall

October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Town Hall, 77 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The COVID-19 outbreak forced us to postpone our celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. But fear not! We're still planning to celebrate this milestone on October 22nd, exactly 6 months after the true 50th anniversary of Earth Day. We'll call it Earth Day 50.5 Join the New Canaan Land Trust on the Town Hall Green for a free, family-friendly concert. We'll be Celebrating Earth Day 50.5 with classic tunes played by New Canaan's own Nick Depuy. Expect Depuy’s acoustic…

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November 2020

53rd Annual Meeting

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online
Free

Join the New Canaan Land Trust for our 53rd Annual Meeting. The virtual meeting will feature updates from Land Trust President, Tom Cronin; Treasurer, Art Berry; and Executive Director, Aaron Lefland. Our guest speaker is Gerald Torres, Professor of Environmental Justice at the Yale School of the Environment. Professor Torres is an acclaimed global scholar of environmental law, who has spent his career examining the intrinsic connections between the environment, agriculture and food systems, and social justice. More details about…

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