Saturday, November 24, 2012

Agenda WINTONBURY LAND TRUST Sunday, November 25, 2012, 4:00-6:00 pm, 52 Duncaster Road

1.    Special Projects/Announcements
a)    CLCC Regional Land Trust Round Table Tuesday, December 11, 7-8:30pm, Granby Senior Center,15 No. Granby Rd., Granby, CT.
b)    Vita Nuova LLC announces the next in its Sustainability Series Webinars, "Moving RCRA Sites toward a Sustainable Future: A Case Study," on November 30. Webinar presenters include Mary Sanderson of the U.S. EPA, Office of Site Remediation Restoration; David J. Monz, of Updike, Kelly  Spellacy, P.C.; and Russell Downey of Pfizer Inc. This webinar will focus on the approach used at the Pharmacia and Upjohn site in North Haven, now under remediation. Register at
c)    Register at CLCC’s 2013 Land Conservation Conference is scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd at Wesleyan.  The theme is “Can Open Space Be Permanently Protected?”
d)    New England Trail Fellow: a new one-year National Park Service internship which will be based in the Appalachian Mountain Club's (AMC) New England Trail office in Amherst, Massachusetts. Student Conservation Association:, Internship Title: NPS RTCA Amherst - National Scenic Trail Fellow, Position # PO-00196202

2.    Organizational Assessment and Strategic Plan- CCLC Challenge Grant
a)    Standards for Action,
b)    CCLC grant update.

3.    Committee Reports- come with report prepared
a)    Acquisitions: Stouts Fields held up by NRCS computer program change, funds have been issued and the new closing date should be in the next couple weeks, DEEP comments on the Lisa Lane survey are being done, The Land Trust is pricing a new appraisal for the NRCS portion of the funding, Hawk Hill has NRCS grant/ awaiting DEEP announcement. 
b)    Financial- Report on current account status and Stout closing.
c)    Events:
Wintonbury Wine and Dine- January 2013, 80-90 people at 10 host homes- (chair Patrick          Sullivan- committee)
Stouts Fields Celebration, December????
d)    Stewardship: Thrall Barn Roofing
e)    Membership:
f)     Grants: Kevin and Paula to report on new Thrall grant submission
g)    Board Positions and subcommittee positions
    1. Additional members,  community outreach
    2. Need Membership chair
    3. The board thanks Tami Hockman for all her enthusiasm and hard work.

4.    Next meeting Dates: Sunday, January 20. December Stout Celebration?