BLT Volunteer: Being In Nature, Getting a Workout, Helping Environment

Ellyn Santiago
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From the Branford Land Trust:

BRANFORD, CT —Would you like to be outdoors, get a good workout, meet like-minded people — and help the environment and your community at the same time? If so, the Branford Land Trust has lots of opportunities for you.

From spring through fall, the Native Plant Protection Corps works to suppress non-native,
invasive plant populations on BLT and Town preserves. Sometimes the volunteers pull,
sometimes they cut, sometimes they haul, in a targeted approach of tackling infestations at their
beginning stages before they become uncontrollable.

On the third Saturday morning of each month, year-round, Saturday Work Parties keep trails clear, pick up trash, remove invasives, and improve drainage and water crossings.

And every Monday and Wednesday, year-round, the Trails Crew clears downed trees, prepares
fields for mowing, performs larger-scale invasive control, builds and repairs bridges, and works
to keep trails safe and passable.

Volunteers work as their schedules allow, and all are welcome. If you would like to help with any
of these rewarding activities, or want more information, email or
call (203) 483-LAND.

About the Branford Land Trust

The Branford Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, accredited by the Land Trust
Alliance, established in 1967 to protect Branford’s open space and natural resources. Run by
volunteers and supported by member families and businesses, the Land Trust manages and
protects over 1,000 acres in more than 130 parcels and holds conservation easements on another
400 acres in Branford. For more about the organization, visit