Paddle Upper Bolton Pond in Vernon

The Annual Canoe/Kayak Paddle at Upper Bolton Pond in Vernon was held in May on a beautiful morning. Ten boats and eleven paddlers attended this popular event.

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A 79-acre parcel was purchased in Stafford from the Stafford Fish & Game Club. This upland forest is near Roaring Brook in Stafford and abuts the Nipmuck State Forest and connects through the forest to the NCLT-protected White Farm. We plan to name the new property “Nipmuck Woods.” Funds were provided by the CT Department…

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John Hegarty, a neighbor of our past NCLT president Culver Modisette, owned 83 acres of upland forest in northwestern Stafford, CT. John and Culver would frequently meet to reminisce about their servie during WWII. Culver was in the Navy and John was in the Merchant Marine. Both served on ships in the dangerous convoys crossing…

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In the Chestnut Jungle

The Swann Farm Back-Cross Chestnut Orchard is a cooperative partnership between the Northern Connecticut Land Trust and the American Chestnut Foundation. The one and a half acre orchard includes 188 nuts from a mother tree in Stafford, CT pollinated with pollen from the American Chestnut Foundation’s CH283 tree, a third backcross to American that carries…

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