1. Call to Order/ approval of minutes.
2. Fundraising Project.
a) Lisa Lane/ Stout Fields/ Thrall Barn: Grants to Bafflin
b) Review of Grants and marketing for Thrall Barn and Stout: LIP, WHIP and EQIP due May 15th
c) Hawk Hill: Meeting, Grants to New England Trail
d) Stout Fields: NRCS grasslands awards have been delayed but expected soon.
e) Lisa Lane/ NRCS Farmland grant to be submitted next week with Town ownership of land and Land Trust holding the Development Rights.
3. Special Projects
a) Bike Tour- May 15, REI sponsor, new map, posters and pamphlets
b) Garden & Art Tour- June 18, flyers and report
c) Earth day at Van Otterloo, Lowes in Bloomfield Sponsor
d) Trails Day Hikes- June 4
4. Committee Reports
a) Membership report, Hannah’s research
b) Marketing: Newsletter, printing of WLT brochure for upcoming events
c) Stewardship: Thrall/ Arcadis are monitoring residual pesticides from tobacco farming. If they find any hot spots of high concentration they will notify us. Rachel Rosen said that thus far they have found the normal amount for the Connecticut River Valley.
d) Grants: Ag Viability/ Conway School of Landscape Design
e) Financial Report: 336 shares of Proctor and Gamble sold
g) Fund Raising: Hamilton Sundstrand grant, tutorial on MailChimp
a) Town of Bloomfield CEEC and Town Council
b) Other Presentations: The Duncaster, ING, Town of Windsor and BIZhub.
6. Special Board morning breakfast/ appetizer meeting in May 9, 12 or 21?
7. Earth Day May 22: Annual Meeting Work Party at Van Otterloo on April 23 or 30
8. Next Meeting Date: June 25?
9. New Business; Geocaching, GPS Workshop