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The Wilcox-Bushley Homestead Environmental Learning Center Has Opened !



After over three years of perseverance, hard work, and a lot of help from our friends, the Farmington Land Trust has moved to our new headquarters at 119 Coppermine Road in Unionville. As we unpack our boxes and prepare the beautiful space for our operations we are so grateful for all of your support. We are excited to welcome you all to this gift to our community from Mary Bushley and Ruth Bushley Childs. Two forward-thinking women concerned about preserving open space in perpetuity. The office will be open from 9 am-12 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Check out a few of our upcoming programs HERE.


Here's What We've Been Up To..

The Environmental Club of Miss Porters School donates and plants a Serviceberry tree from Dunning Nursery for our bird-friendly garden at the Wilcox-Bushley Homestead. 



Sip and Paint with West District School Art Teacher,  Nicole Bastiaanse-Fritch, at the Wilcox Bushley Homestead.


Our Yearly Opt-Outside Friday Hikes to Will Warrens Den and the Canal Aqueduct.


Boxing Day Bird Count on the Wilcox Bushley Homestead with Naturalist Diane Tucker.


The Effects of Light Pollution On Health and Habitat, A Panel Discussion at the Community Center.

Jessica Harrison, FLT Board member, moderated a discussion about the impact of light pollution on plants, animals, and humans and ways we can reduce our impact. Panelists included: Meredith Barges a bird-friendly building policy advocate, educator, and Co-Chair of Lights Out Connecticut, Craig Repasz, Co-Chair of Lights Out Connecticut, President of the Friends of Stewart B McKinney NWR, Patti Boye-Williams, FLT Board member, Farmington Town Council member, and environmental lawyer and Leo  Smith, Chair of Ct Chapter of DarkSky Int.. For more information go to: https://darksky.org,  or https://www.lightsoutct.org.  



Your Membership Contributions Make This Happen! Please consider joining or renewing your membership by clicking HERE. 

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