1. Special Projects/Announcements
a) CLCC Global Positioning System (GPS) for Monitoring and Mapping Land Trust Holdings, Friday, September 21, 2012, 9am - 4pm, Haddam, $90.00.
b) Bloomfield High School's Harris Agriscience Center and the library in cooperation with WLT will have a fall harvest program with local farmers. It is expected a harvest dinner will be planned.
c) Conservation Options for Protecting Family Lands, September 24, 7:00-8:30, Middlesex County Extension Center Annex Room, 1066 Saybrook Rd., Haddam, CT. This event is free but RSVP's are required. Please contact Tom Worthley, Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Organizational Assessment and Strategic Plan- CCLC Challenge Grant
a) Mission Statement and Vision Review –see second page
b) Divide the Standards for Action
c) CCLC grant
3. Committee Reports- come with report prepared
a) Acquisitions: Stouts Fields, Lisa Lane, Sonski Estate on Lyman Lane closed, Hawk Hill and Windsor Land Trust Acquisition.
b) Financial- Kevin and Vikki finalized the 2011 taxes and submitted them the end of July. Land Trust Alliance, CtF&P/CLCC and Rivers Alliance memberships were paid. Received a rebate from Chubb for the modification of insurance. Also received a matching gift of $1,500 from Mass Mutual for Kevin Gauge’s Stout contribution. See attachments.
Farm Celebration- (Event cancelled until septic resolved) September 8
Stouts’ Field Picnic - (Events Chair needed) October
Wintonbury Wine and Dine- January 2013, 80-90 people at 10 host homes- (chair Patrick Sullivan- committee)
CLCC Regional Land Trust Round Table in December
d) Stewardship: Thrall Farm Report
e) Marketing: Neighborhood Assistance Act program approved for both Bloomfield $60,000 and Windsor $45,000. Qualified Businesses must submit paperwork between Septmeber15th and October 1.
f) Grants: The Hawk Hill Project has received $35,000 from Bafflin Foundation and a NRCS Farmland Grant.
4. Board Positions and subcommittee positions
- Diversity in board.
- Need Membership chair
5. Wild and Scenic designation for the Lower Farmington
6. Next meeting Dates: October 25, November 25.