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Join us to Explore our New Property September 9th, 9:30am

The North Branford Land Conservation Trust recently purchased 17.4 pristine acres off the Trolley Line, adjacent to Guilford Land Trust property. This acquisition of the former Boy Scout property was  made possible through the generosity of Rose and Frank Angeloni.

Join hike leaders Frank Angeloni and David Bell for our first walk exploring this new property. This forested land has some inclines, streams, glacial deposits and rocky cliffs. We will start out at the cul-de-sac at Glenwood Rd and walk on a trail through the forest to the defunct Trolley Line.  This is our first hike on this new property, leaving lots of unexplored areas for your future hiking visits!

Meet at the Glenwood Road cul de sac at 9:15 a.m.

Route 80 to West Pond Road which is opposite Cumberland Farms
(Do not take West Pond Road Extension which is on the Cumberland Farm Side)
Go about .7 mile. Make a right onto Wilderness Road (.4).
Take a Left onto Glenwood Road and follow it to the end (.4).

NBLCT Aims to Buy and Protect Two RWA Parcels

The North Branford Land Conservation Trust, Inc. (NBLCT) has a rare opportunity to preserve valuable woodlands, that not long ago were destined to be a subdivision.  The Regional Water Authority (RWA) has agreed to sell to the land trust 36.7 acres at the intersections of Beech Street & Pomps Lane.

Part of the Lake Gaillard parcel that makes up about 1/3 of all the land in North Branford, these two parcels are currently not open to the public.  If the NBLCT is successful in this acquisition, this land will be open to all for passive recreation.

In independent evaluations of land inventory in town, both the NBLCT and the Town of North Branford, determined that protecting this land for public enjoyment is its best use.  As part of a list of parcels to preserve, the NBLCT also submitted these parcels to the State to be included in the “Green Plan” – an effort by the state to preserve 21% of land as open space.

Now for the hard part.  We must raise the money to pay for this acquisition.  The RWA’s asking price is $593,000 (determined by 2 independent appraisals). We have two generous donors who have pledged a total of $193,000 and the land trust is contributing $50,000.  We’ve received several smaller gifts so far, leaving us a balance of $340,000 that we must raise.  We are reaching out to you, our Town and businesses to help us make this hope a reality.  NO GIFT IS TOO SMALL!  You can make a difference!

Gifts toward this cause are an investment in our community and permanent preservation of a natural landscape.  This is an effort you can be proud to participate in.  You, your children and their children will be able to enjoy it and admire it and know you helped to preserve it.  All donations are tax-deductible!

If you are interested in helping in this cause, please contact me at:

Other ways to donate and please note the reason for your donation:

-Send a check to NBLCT, POB 378, North Branford, CT 06471

-Visit our website and click on the Donate button:


David Sargent, President