Over 80 Volunteers Celebrate National Estuaries Day With Beach Cleanup at Sandy Point

November 11th , 2011 → 4:12 pm @

On September 24, 2011, The Land Trust of West Haven coordinated a beach cleanup at Sandy Point with Save The Sound, a program of The Connecticut Fund for the Environment. In addition to being part of the Ocean Conservancy’s “International Coastal Cleanup” (http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/marine-debris/international-coastal-cleanup-11.html) , this year’s Sandy Point cleanup was Save The Sound’s feature cleanup [...]

Category : Autumn / Community Outreach / Nature In Motion / News / Seasons

About Mute Swans

June 23rd , 2011 → 10:51 pm @

“…known to kill geese, ducks, and other wetland bird species, and also to cause nest abandonment by Least Terns and Black Skimmers, both threatened species that are native to Long Island Sound, and which can still be found, in smaller and smaller numbers, on West Haven’s Sandy Point.” The beautiful Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) that [...]

Category : Autumn / Community Outreach / Nature In Motion / Science/Education / Spring / Summer / Wildlife / Winter

Connecticut’s Fisheries History. Can the Past Help us now? The Year 1912 to Present

June 14th , 2011 → 8:48 pm @

Highlights of presentation by Tim Visel, Coordinator, The Sound School Regional Vocational Aquaculture Center, to 50 people who attended program hosted by the Land Trust, June 8, 2011 Connecticut’s fisheries first supported native Americans and then early settlers when fishing was more than a sport.  Over the years, it became a serious commercial enterprise.  The [...]

Category : Community Outreach / News

Cove River Historical Site in Fall

November 6th , 2010 → 1:00 am @

The 15.28 acres of the Jesudowich farm was purchased by the City of West Haven in 2003 for Open Space. At that time, it was noted that Native American artifacts had been found and over two hundred of them are now a part of the collection at the Yale Peabody Museum. Many of the artifacts [...]

Category : Autumn / Community Outreach / Protected Lands / Science/Education

Recycle: HazWaste Central

September 7th , 2010 → 8:12 pm @

“Chemicals that are properly disposed of do not end up contaminating the soil (and possibly the well water below it) or our rivers and Long Island Sound.” So you are cleaning out your garden shed and you come across a container of pesticide that you no longer need?  Maybe its effectiveness has expired or because [...]

Category : Community Outreach

Asian Longhorned Beetle Alert!

September 7th , 2010 → 12:36 am @

Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) threat to Connecticut forests Help save Connecticut’s forest by joining with the Land Trust of West Haven to become a first detector ! The invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB), Anoplophora glabripennis, has been discovered attacking trees in the United States. The ALB arrived in the United States within hardwoods cut [...]

Category : Community Outreach / News / Science/Education / Trees of West Haven

Land Trust Supports West River Bulkhead Renovation

August 9th , 2010 → 1:09 pm @

 The Land Trust of West Haven supports the City’s grant fund request to replace the deteriorated bulkhead in West Haven along the West River.  According to the Water Resources and Development Act, the City of West Haven seeks $1.3 million.

Category : Community Outreach / News

The Poetry Post

May 11th , 2010 → 10:40 am @

The Poetry Post, located on the West Haven boardwalk, is a four-sided display of poetry, prose, photos and artwork depicting themes of nature. The public is invited to submit original work, inspired by their response to the natural environment.

Category : Community Outreach / The Poetry Post