A Packed House on Sunday, January 18th as people turned out to hear Dr. Eileen Fielding talk!
"It All Happened on the Farmington River: A Story of Historic Sites, Fish, Factories, Floods & Flows”
The presentation by Dr. Eileen Fielding, Executive Director of the Farmington River Watershed Association was one of our best attended events ever! We had a full house at the Grist Mill on Mill Lane in Farmington, despite a driving rain and ice storm last Sunday at 3:00pm. More than ninety folks braved the wild weather to come hear her speak!
Former Farmington Land Trust Board member Dr. Charlie Leach gave his opening remarks and then Dr. Eileen Fielding presented the rich and fascinating history of the Farmington River. She shared how the river affected early settlement, agriculture, the growth of greater Hartford, the rise of the recreation industry and other regional historic events. Dr. Fielding outlined how the industrial revolution and subsequent pollution affected the river, and detail the story of native fish and wildlife as it has unfolded over the centuries.
The program, presented by the Farmington Land Trust, was free and open to the public. This event kicked off our 2015 series of programing and strolls. Look for more events on our calendar here in the coming weeks!
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A Story of Stewardship
On Thursday, November 6th, The Farmington Land Trust held a benefit celebration, “Preserving Our Legacy”, to honor the memory of founder Jack Emery and our first executive director Dick Noyes in recognition of the progress made in the preservation of open space in Farmington over the past 43 years. This video was produced to celebrate the past, view the present and present a vision for the future.
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