GMCT 50th Anniversary LogoGreat Meadows
Conservation Trust, Inc.
Celebrating Fifty Years
• 1968 – 201

Annual Dinner —
New Date:
Wed., March 27!

Annual Dinner Secial Guest Speaker
Robert Thorson
Henry David Thoreau The River Years

Last Winter Walk — don't miss it!:
Caution...Icy spots on trail. Wear microspikes if you got'em, snow shoes with claws, or take care to skirt the melted and refrozen areas! Note: .2 mile paved portion is plowed and clear.

Sunday, February 17, 1:00 pm, East Hartford.  Meet Penny Rusnak, Rick Doran, and Goodwin College's Bruce Morton, Program Director of Environmental Studies, at Hockanum Park, 324 High St. Explore our Wilson-Carvalho and Hockanum Meadows parcels in the “Wethersfield Triangle” of land marooned on the east side by the meandering of the river. We’ll explore the new trails that Goodwin College is constructing along the River from South Meadow Road along the River toward Putnam Bridge. 
From Route 2 west, take exit 5 A, Main St. At the second traffic light take a left, and then another left and under the highway onto High St. From route 2 east, take exit 5 A, High St. Once on High St, follow it south, past the elementary school, to the park on the left

GMCT Winter Walks 2019

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 December 2018 Meadow View - StillMore 50th Events!

Read the August 2018 Meadow View - StillMore 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)

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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
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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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