Waterford Land Trust Annual Meeting Sunday October 29, 2017
At the Buck Lodge in the Connecticut College Arboretum
A success! Weather held off just long enough for a great afternoon. Follow this link for photos: Annual Meeting 2017 Photographs
The speaker at this year’s meeting was Sally Taylor, Professor Emeritus of Botany from Connecticut College and one of the founders of the West Farms Land Trust; since renamed the Waterford Land Trust to better reflect the area we serve. She spoke about the origin of the trust and its progress since incorporation in 1974.
After her talk we walked to a nearby site where a tree in the arboretum will be dedicated to her for all her hard work for the Trust.
What is an annual meeting? This is a time Land Trust members and volunteers can meet together, socialize, and elect board members. The business portion was held upon our return to Buck Lodge after the dedication. Three new board members were nominated and accepted.
The schedule: Sunday October 29, 2017
2:00 p.m. Social time; cider, seltzer, water, nibbles
2:30 p.m. Sally’s talk
3:00 p.m. Tree dedication
3:20 p.m. Business meeting after which we’ll adjourn
Directions to Buck Lodge: The lodge is located in the heart of the Connecticut College arboretum, North of the main pond within the native plant collection area. Parking is along Williams Street, where you can enter from the main gate across from the campus, in the lots on the campus, or in the lot at 33 Gallows Lane.
For those of you who cannot walk quite as far, we are hoping to have the gate open off Gallows lane. From this access there are several parking spots behind Buck Lodge (#4 on map) and around the garage on Gallows Lane (#5 on map).
Selected parking and access routes are highlighted on the map below:
A full-sized map can be downloaded from:
Details about the arboretum can be viewed at the campus web site: