P.O. Box 2133, Salem, CT 06420 Lschroeder@snet.net 860-859-3520


2019 Salem Land Trust Events


Amphibians at Walden Preserve – a Family Event!  Friday evening, April 26, 5:30 PM.

Diba Khan-Bureau Ph.D. will lead.  Diba is Professor and Program Coordinator for Environmental Engineering Technology and Biology TAP Pathway in the Science and Math Department at Three Rivers Community College.  A number of her students from the Environmental Engineering Technology program will be there to help the participants find “Spring Peepers” and other creatures.  This adventure is extremely popular with families and for children of all ages.  No rain date, remember amphibians love the rain! Please call 859-3520 for more information.


Spring Birds of Salem, Saturday May 11, 7:30 A.M., The Mumford Farm

Please join David Bingham for the Annual Salem Spring Bird Count.  The birds that nest in Salem will have returned and all Salem residents and friends are invited to come and enjoy a wonderful walk with nature at its most colorful. Please park at the Mumford House, #3 White Birch Rd., and call 859-3520 for information. Rain Date May 12th.


 Connecticut & National Trails Day, Saturday, June 1, 9:00 AM, 340 West Rd., Salem, CT

Everyone is invited to join David Bingham as he leads hikers along old logging roads that crisscross 255 private acres on West Rd.  In early June we will likely see and hear interior forest birds such as Cerulean Warblers as well as other wildlife and spring flora. The Salem Land Trust has an option to acquire and preserve this acreage.  The property is made up of 3 parcels that will be purchased at a bargain sale, and a 4th parcel that was donated to SLT in December 2018.  Total Distance, 2.5 mi.; Hiking boots suggested, please remember to bring your own water.

Meeting Place: 340 West Rd., Salem, CT.  Unpaved, rough road leads to Parking area at the interior of the property.  Limited parking, please car pool.  Call 860-859-3520 for more information, and to accept invitation. Rain date T/B/A.


Salem Bicentennial 5K Run & Walk June 8th at 9:00 A.M., Walden Preserve, Hagen Rd., Salem

Event to begin with a Kids 1/4-mile Fun Run.

Please join SLT at Walden Preserve to celebrate Salem’s Bicentennial and SLT’s first ever 5K Trail Run & Walk!  ALL AGES are encouraged to participate!  Check back on SLT website and Facebook for upcoming details and registration link. Everyone welcome!


Butterfly Walk at Walden Preserve, Sunday, July 7, 9:30 AM.

Rich Chyinski will show hikers the amazing varieties of butterflies that live and migrate through the Walden Preserve.  These Butterfly Walks are very popular with children.  Rich has a technique that allows him to safely “catch” these delicate creatures; keep them in hand for the children (and adults!) to study, and then let them fly free. Call 860-859-3520 for more information.


 Salem Land Trust Annual Meeting

Date October (t/b/a) 7:00 p.m., Salem Town Hall, Salem

Presentations by local naturalists & scientists

All invited! – Refreshments served