Structures and Memorials Policy
Placing a memorial on a land trust property is a lovely way to remember and honor loved ones. The Bolton Land Trust board of directors has a responsibility to control the number and type of structures placed on land trust properties. Location, design and materials must be carefully considered to ensure that the structure or memorial blends into its natural setting and can be maintained far into the future.
If you are considering requesting that a memorial be placed on a Bolton Land Trust property, before designing, buying materials or constructing, including plaques, please contact the Bolton Land Trust to discuss the, design, materials and possible location.
Maintaining structures and memorials becomes the responsibility of the land trust board of directors so it is the policy of the board to request a monetary donation to cover any necessary maintenance in the future. Structures and memorials may be damaged, vandalized, stolen or deteriorate over time and although all attempts will be made to maintain them, they might have to be removed if repairing, maintaining or replacing them is no longer feasible.
To discuss a structure or memorial please contact Bolton Land Trust director Deb Livingston at Deblivingston@mac.com or 860-930-6844.
Walk of Thanksgiving
Saturday, November 27, 2021 1:00 p.m.
On the Bobcat Woods property
Bobcat Woods was once open farm fields. It re-grew into forest land, was poorly and severely harvested in the mid-1990's, and now a small portion will be turned into early successional forest to improve the health of the woods and create habitat for species that depend on it.
The DEEP reports that only 6% of Connecticut's woodlands is young successional forest and is seeking to increase this amount.
Dr. Jonathan Gourley, Trinity College faculty member and Bolton Land Trust director, will explain the land trust's plan under a federal grant and discuss the importance of sustainably managing woodlands.
Along the trail you will see remnants of the prior harvest, trees marked by a forester that will remain in the project area for regeneration, a former farm pond and old stone dam and other elements of a beautiful Connecticut woodland.
THERE WILL BE A BRIEF ANNUAL MEETING OF BOLTON LAND TRUST MEMBERS PRIOR TO THE WALK. ALL ARE WELCOME.
Board of Directors
Richard L. Barger Tom Hull, treasurer
Pete Bradley Debbie Livingston, president
Laurie A. Brooks Gwen E. Marrion
Mather Clarke Brent Mayerson, secretary
Robert E. DePietro, Jr. Richard H. Treat
Tony Gorman, vice president Mary Terhune
Jonathan Gourley Gretchen Wiedie
If you have questions about the Bolton Land Trust, would like to set up a confidential meeting to discuss the future of your land or are interested in becoming a member, please contact Debbie Livingston, president.
860-930-6844 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bolton Land Trust 59 Maple Valley Road, Bolton, CT 06043 860-930-6844 email@example.com