Welcome to the Old Saybrook Land Trust
Old Saybrook, with its wealth of natural resources, is a beautiful place to live and to visit. The estuary of the Connecticut River has been both nationally and internationally recognized for its ecological significance, provides habitat for a number of rare and endangered species and is an important stopover for migrating waterfowl, as well as a critical spawning area for fish. Rich tidal wetlands fringe the town’s southern boundary along Long Island Sound, with two tidal river systems providing additional significant habitat. No less important are the forested uplands of the town, a complex of rocky outcrops interspersed with rich inland wetland habitat.
The Old Saybrook Land Trust is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, 100% volunteer-run organization. Our mission is to preserve open space and protect the town's valuable natural resources for the benefit of the general public.
OSLT Upcoming Events
OAK (Outdoor Adventure Kids) - Town Park has lots of gypsy moth caterpillar egg masses. Now is the time to remove them before they hatch. Last spring was quite a gypsy moth infestation in New England. Help OAK remove the egg masses and save the trees.
Meet at Town Park on Sunday March 5th at 1 p.m.
--Learn to identify gypsy moth egg masses
--Scrape them with a plastic spoon into a paper cup
--Burn the eggs in a fire
--Go for a hike
If we are lucky the wood frogs will have come out of hibernation and we will hear them singing for their mates- a true sign of spring.
John Himmelman to Speak at Old Saybrook Land Trust Annual Meeting
The Old Saybrook Land Trust (OSLT) will be holding its annual meeting on Sunday, March 26, from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Vicky Duffy Memorial Pavilion, 155 College Street, in Old Saybrook.
John Himmelman will be the featured speaker, giving a slideshow talk titled “Discovering Amphibians: Frogs and Salamanders of the Northeast.” Himmelman is an author, illustrator, naturalist, and popular lecturer. He is a co-founder of the Connecticut Butterfly Association, past president of the New Haven Bird Club, past president of The Nature Connection, and past president of the Killingworth Land Trust. He has lectured and led many trips afield in search of various flora and fauna throughout the country for over 25 years.
The talk is appropriate for adults and children. Admission is free, and complimentary light refreshments will be served. OSLT’s annual business meeting will follow the lecture, and all are welcome to attend.
Suellen Kozey McCuin Fund
At the request of Suellen Kozey McCuin's husband, Scott McCuin, the OSLT established a fund in her name to use for future conservation projects. Donations may be made online using the button at the bottom of this page. Pictured at left are members of Suellen's family and some of her close friends. The group hiked together in The Preserve to honor Suellen's life on what would have been her 50th birthday. Suellen passed away after a brief illness on August 21, 2015. She was a loving wife, mother and key force in the effort to preserve the 1,000 acre forest for more than 16 years, never wavering in her belief that this land would some day be permanently protected.
2016 OSLT Scholarship Awarded
Kelley Slimon and OSLT President, Mike Urban
Letterboxing at Great Cedars West! Girl Scout Toop 62128 refurbished and improved the trail for their Silver Award project. See the updated clues to 10 boxes.