Great Meadows
Conservation Trust, Inc.

Celebrating Fifty Years
1968 – 201

Plan to check up on state of the Eagles!
GMCT's own Ken Etheridge:

The Wethersfield Men's Garden Club will host a public lecture on Bald Eagles in Connecticut on Monday, January 27th from 7 to 8 pm at the Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield St. in Wethersfield. Bald Eagle Study Group member and Cromwell resident Ken Etheridge has participated in the DEEP mid-winter Bald Eagle survey for ten years.  Ken will discuss his research using photographs and maps with a concentration on the area of the Connecticut River between Middletown and Hartford.

"Winter" walks continue!
2020 Winter Walk Schedule

Read about the Elm Restoration Project
The Great Elm c. 1935
The Great Elm c. 1935

Read the Dec. 2019 Meadow View online

Carp Fishing campsite on the Cove:

Carp Open campsite at Cove
jimmy and chadJohn lands a fantail

Left:Jimmy and Chad land a common carp
Right: John lands a fantail carp

Source to the Sea Cleanup

Source to the Sea Cleanup
Saturday, Sept. 28
A cleaner Cove and River!

S2S-2019-Folly Brook
Folly Brook cleaned by Julie Gardow


Kycia Farm Planning Process Suggestion

Lease the Hycia Farm house and barn and 6 acres to a small farmer
Farm the rest of the fields until the nees for athletic fields are inventoried, and the funding becomes available.

The Kycia 1913 dairy barn as Sketched by EB Wolf

Read the March 2019 Meadow View - 2018 Annual Report

Read the December 2018 Meadow View - More 50th Events!

Read the August 2018 Meadow View - More 50th Events!

Read the May 2018 Meadow View - More 50th Events!

Read the March 2018 Meadow View - 2017 Annual Report

Read the Winter 2018 Meadow View - Preview the 50th

Bike map—Weth. Cove thru Great Meadows
across Ferry to Killam&Bassette Farmstead
Wood Parcel Flyer with map
Take your kids for a nature hike in Wood Parcel
Nature never ceases to surprise at the Wood Parcel

March 2017 Meadow View (2016 Annual Report)

Secure Donation Option via PayPal


A Great Blue Heron perches on driftwood
on the Folly Brook delta in the Wethersfield Cove.

Great Blue heron in the Wethersfield Cove

Last Spring,a brood of wood ducklings splashed into the bushes while female sqawked and crossed the temporary bridge to distract attention

Family of woodducks in Woodparcel
View the video (Quicktime)

The Great Meadows Conservation Trust, Inc. 

The Great Meadows Conservation Trust was incorporated in 1968 by concerned citizens of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill and Glastonbury as a non-profit tax exempt land trust to protect and preserve the Great Meadows. We wish to save the floodplain's vital agricultural, scenic, archeological and wetland resources, and are committed to working with like-minded groups and landowners.

We are organized to acquire land and negotiate conservation easements. We interact with state and local governments about decisions affecting the meadows, believing that the intrinsic value of the land must be high on the public agenda. Read our Mission Statement


A lone heron warms in the afternoon sun south side of Crow Point




Great Meadows Conservation Trust, Inc.
P.O. Box 171
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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