Aspetuck Land Trust Annual Meeting (June 2nd) and Hike (June 5th)


Explorer Richard Wiese to
speak at Aspetuck Land Trust
Annual Meeting

June 2nd from 7 to 9pm
Join the Land Trust’s Annual Meeting & Reception which will feature explorer, scientist, adventure television host, author, and Weston resident, Richard Wiese who will discuss his book, Born To Explore, a guidebook for adults and children about how to survive while exploring the great outdoors, whether it be in the Amazon or in your own backyard.

Starting in September on ABC, Wiese will host “Born to Explore,” a science education adventure show.  He will travel to places such as Belize and Australia and introduce his viewers to not only the environment but also to the people he meets along the way.

In 2002, Wiese became the youngest president in the Explorers Club’s one-hundred-year history. He has tagged jaguars in the Yucatan jungles, captured crocodiles, achieved the first ascent of an unclimbed mountain in Alaska, discovered twenty-nine new life forms on Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa; and cross-country skied to the North Pole. He has traveled to all seven continents: he has received many awards and accolades; and he has spoken around the world.
There will be a brief business meeting to elect new board members and to highlight key accomplishments in 2010.  Books will be available for purchase and signing, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments from Whole Foods Market, Fairfield and Newman’s Own will be provided.

The historic Pequot Library in Southport is located on 720 Pequot Ave,
Exit #19 off of I95. Visit www.pequotlibrary.org for directions.
Additional parking will be available on side streets (one side only please).

For more information, contact David Brant 203-331-1906 or dbrant@aspetucklandtrust.org

Celebrate National Trails Day @ Trout Brook Valley


On Sunday, June 5th from 8:30 to 11:30am, join Aspetuck Land Trust Board Members Lisa Brodlie and Princie Falkenhagen (ALT President and Connecticut Fund for the Environment Board Member) on a vigorous uphill hike to the orchard with great views to LI Sound.

Hike will continue through the blueberry patch, then down & across TBV to the red trail, with views of the Saugatuck reservoir. History of the area, along with plant identifications included. Terrain is difficult & appropriate for seasoned hikers only.  Park at the Bradley Road entrance to TBV in Weston and arrive 5-10 minutes early.  Leashed dogs permitted. Bring a water bottle.

Registration is required, please visit www.ctwoodlands.org and RSVP directly to Lisa at lbrodlie@aol.com

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