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


2019 Salem Land Trust Events


5-Town Land Trusts’ Photo Contest Reception and awarding of Prizes

Friday, April 12, 6:30 PM; Grandview Camping Resort, 89 North Moodus Rd., Moodus CT

Sponsoring land trusts: East Haddam, Essex, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Salem

Everyone is invited to attend!  Enjoy the beautiful photos of the Eightmile River Watershed, congratulate the winners, and enjoy some wine and cheese!


Beautiful Birdhouses!- Thursday, April 18th, 4:30-5:30pm

The Red House Cultural Arts Center, 22 Darling Rd., Salem, CT

Have a fun afternoon painting and decorating houses for our feathered friends! Unfinished birdhouses, paint and craft supplies will be provided.  Artistic adults and creative kids welcome! Everyone will be able to take their birdhouse home to add to their backyard habitat. This workshop made possible with the generous support of the Connecticut Ornithological Society and The Red House Cultural Arts Center.  No charge for SLT members, non-members a $5 donation suggested;  Maximum of 10 participants.

Pre-registration required, please e-mail: maryannsalemlandtrust@gmail.com


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.


AUDUBON CT, Lyme Forest Block – Bird Walk 

Zemko Pond Wildlife Management Area, 215 Round Hill Road, Salem

Saturday, May 25, 2019; 8:00am – 10:00am

Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this or any Lyme Forest Block bird walk. If you have any questions, contact Genevieve Nuttall, Bird Conservation Programs Associate, at gnuttall@audubon.org.

Join us for a bird walk in the Lyme Forest Block Important Bird Area.  An expert birder will lead the community at a local forested area where you can see species like Wood Thrush and Cerulean Warblers. Even if you have never gone on a bird walk before, this will be a great opportunity to learn more about the birds in your area and gain appreciation for their habitat.


 Connecticut & National Trails Day 

Saturday, June 1, 9:00 AM, 340 West Rd., Salem, CT

When these properties are acquired by SLT,

the preserve will be named “WOODLAND WARBLER PRESERVE.”

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!  See SLT website under Events and Facebook for details, sponsorship options and registration link. Everyone welcome!


AUDUBON CT, Lyme Forest Block– Salem Land Trust, Workshop June 15that 9:00 AM,

Salem Community Park Pavilion, 89 Norwich Rd. (Rt.82) Salem

Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this or any Lyme Forest Block workshop (space is limited to 30 people per workshop).

Join Katie Blake, Bird Friendly Communities Program Manager at Audubon Connecticut, as she teaches us how to create Bird Friendly Communities in urban, suburban, and rural places here in Connecticut.  We will learn what we can do to help restore and reconnect these places, allowing all communities to provide important habitat for native birds. In turn, birds offer us a richer, more beautiful, and healthful place to live!


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.


AUDUBON CT, Lyme Forest Block: Sylvia Bingham Preserve Invasives Removal

Saturday, September 07, 2019
9:30am – 11:30am Salem, Connecticut

194 Darling Rd, Salem, 06420

Join us as we learn to identify and how to remove invasive plant species on a Salem Preserve!


 Salem Land Trust Annual Meeting

Presentation of Turtles of Connecticut with Jim Arrigoni

October 30, 2019 7:00 p.m., Salem Town Hall, Salem

Come learn about the diversity of turtle species that inhabit Connecticut, and the interesting ways they make their livings. Their habitat needs and behaviors will be highlighted in this slide presentation by conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni, as well as the unique threats they face and suggested ways YOU and the Salem Land Trust can help these charismatic creatures. Live turtles will accompany the presentation. 

All invited! – Refreshments served