Summer Marsh

As witnessed on OLLT's Swallow Cruise, at least 250,000 tree swallows gather in the sky before roosting in Goose Island at sunset.

New President:

At its 51st Annual meeting, the membership elected Michael J. Kiernan to be President. The Volunteer of the Year Award was given to Jon Lathrop and Anne Galliher, Co-Stewards of the John Lohmann Connecticut River Preserve.


Past scholarship winners:

Isabel Ritrovato 2015
Isabel Ritrovato 2014
Georgia Male 2013
Jill Hautaniemi 2011
Kevin Reidemeister 2010
Liia Koiv-Haus 2009
Emily Kearney 2008
Lee Richter 2007
Elizabeth Nyberg 2006

Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 2 10:00 am

Join us on Connecticut Trails Day for a two-hour hike on our beautiful 185-acre Lay Preserve.
Meet board member George James in the parking area of the Preserve, located at the end of Lord's Meadow Lane, off the Boston Post Road in Old Lyme.
Rain date: Sunday, June 3.

Saturday, June 16 10:00 am

Join us as we explore our Upper Three Mile River Preserve in search of blooming Mountain Laurel. This three-mile hike will take us up and down the ledge and across the ancient ruins of the Denison Farm parcel.
Meet in the Commuter Parking Lot at Exit 71 off I-95.
We will return to the lot shortly after noon.
Recommended for more experienced hikers.
Rain date: Sunday, June 17.




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CT Bat Survival Program

The Connecticut DEP needs you to help monitor bats this summer. Learn about DEP's CT Bat Survival Program and how you can play a role in protecting these important members of our local ecosystem by clicking Here.


Sunday Trail Work Parties

The Trust holds monthly volunteer work parties to maintain the trails in our preserves and manage invasive plants. These are held on the third Sunday of the month at 1 PM. Wear boots, long pants and some type of glasses and bring heavy gloves. Bring tools if you can: e.g. small clippers, hand saw (for cutting tree limbs), loppers.

Contact us if you are interested in participating.



Once a year the Trust publishes a newsletter full of information about our properties and activities and the natural world. Contact us if you wish to supply content or help out.

To view the latest and past issues of Tributaries Click Here