Newtown Forest Association

P.O.Box 213 Newtown, CT 06470

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P.O.Box 213
Newtown, CT 06470
Phone: (203) 270-3650

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Newtown Forest Association, Inc.

Please find us at our Newtown Forest Association Facebook Page (as opposed to this Group). We will be closing the Group soon to focus on the page and better link one destination to our upcoming web site.
Harvey Pessin
Harvey PessinOctober 20, 2017 4:57pm
Call for volunteers
Enjoy some time exploring the properties of the Newtown Forest Association.
As a land trust, we inspect each of our properties yearly. We do these inspections for many reasons, but mostly to help us preserve the properties we own in their original state. In recent years, we have acquired many new properties. Thus we are inviting local residents to help us. Site inspections consist of walking a property, filling out a form, and taking a few pictures. The properties range in size and difficulty, so all levels of hiking ability can participate. It is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to give back to their community, meet new friends, and hike new and wonderful properties. You do not need to be an NFA member to participate
There will be a brief training session on Saturday, November 4th at 11:30 at NFA headquarter at Holcomb Hill (65 Great Hill Road). A light brunch will be served and then we will commence with the field inspections. Volunteers who can’t make the group training session can arrange for individual training. Volunteers who can’t complete the inspections on November 4th can complete them at their convenience.
The Newtown Forest Association (NFA) is the oldest land trust in Connecticut, currently stewarding over 1200 acres in our town. As a land trust, we are a charitable 501c(3) organization, that’s primary goal is to acquire and protect land from development, protecting natural habitats, water quality, scenic views, ensuring the future of farms, and most importantly, maintain the rural character of Newtown. We are most concerned about being able to pass our outdoors to future generations.
Residents interested in volunteering for property inspections please RSVP
Stephen Bart Smith Jr
Stephen Bart Smith JrOctober 4, 2017 9:08pm
Great view recently for Holcombe Hill.
Harvey Pessin
Harvey PessinSeptember 6, 2017 5:58pm
With global warming and climate change, there are some winners and some losers. For the most part, we in the northeast have been winners. Because the mild summer temperatures and abundant rains, the Meadow Project at the Blackman Preserve has been a wonderful success. Thanks to all who contributed monies and wildflower seeds from their own gardens, the NFA has been able to install a native flower meadow that benefits birds, insects, and humans alike. Please consider yourselves part of this project. We are hoping that this project become an example for anybody who owns any size parcel of land, from small hellstrips to large open expanses. We're all in this together.
Stephen Bart Smith Jr
Stephen Bart Smith JrAugust 21, 2017 3:32pm
We had a nice group up at Holcombe Hill for the eclipse.
Rt Eckenrode
Rt EckenrodeMay 23, 2017 8:52am
The Holcombe hill Preserve 5k was a another great race with folks young and old coming out for it .Thanks go to Dr. Aaron Coopersmith ,volunteers and and the Newtown HS cross country teams for making it a success..