News Archives

BLT's latest news is presented on our Home page, but in case you are interested in past events, please search our archives here.
June 2016:  Congratulations to Madison Blake, Berlin High School 2016 graduate and recipient of the Berlin Land Trust's Cancellarini Service Award. Read about the BLT-Cancellarini Award

October 2015: 
CT Land Trust Days in October, sponsored by CT Land Conservation Council

Several land trusts will once again host numerous events to raise awareness of conservation and recreational opportunities in the NW corner of Connecticut. Click here for a list of upcoming events are listed on their website.

June 3, 2015:  Congratulations to Tiffany Nguyen, Berlin High School 2015 graduate and recipient of the Berlin Land Trust's Cancellarini Service Award. Read about the BLT-Cancellarini Award

March 30, 2015: Town closes deal for open space 
Published: March 30, 2015 | Last Modified: April 2, 2015 06:48PM

By Charles Kreutzkamp The Berlin CitizenBerlin has officially closed on a deal to purchase 71.1 acres of property on the Chamberlain Highway that will join existing open space from the Hatchery Brook Conservation area to Bicentennial Park. Click here for full article.

March 19, 2015: In case you missed it...Read this summary of Felicia Ortner's Feb. 26th talk "Return of black bears in Connecticut"

Feb. 26, 2015:  "The bear reality" talk with Felicia Ortner sponsored by BLT
Big Thank You!!! to Master Wildlife Conservationist Felicia Ortner for her wonderful presentation on bears on Thursday evening Feb 26th. Thank you, everyone who attended! (NOTE: The © bear photo was taken by Felicia Ortner.)

57 residents enjoyed the show. Find more photos on our Facebook page.

July 16, 2014:  Berlin Buys Old Orchard to Preserve It 
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By BILL LEUKHARDT, wleukhardt@courant.comThe Hartford Courant 7:26 p.m. EDTJuly 16, 2014Excerpt:  " Before the unanimous council approval Tuesday night, land trust president Dennis Kern said the former orchard land — the Chotkowski parcel — will allow the connection of trails that now end at the borders of Hatchery Brook and Bicentennial Park properties."

June 10, 2014:  Congratulations to Natasha Nixon, Berlin High School 2014 graduate and recipient of the Berlin Land Trust's Cancellarini Award.  Read about the BLT-Cancellarini Award

Berlin High School Senior Natasha Nixon receives the Cancellarini Award from Berlin Land Trust Director Carl Vernlund at the Berlin High School Scholarship Ceremony on Tuesday evening (6/10/14).  Photo Credit:  Shannon Manchesi

Photo: Berlin High School Senior Natasha Nixon receives the Cancellarini Award from Berlin Land Trust Director Carl Vernlund at the Berlin High School Scholarship Ceremony. Photo Credit: Shannon Manchesi.

March 25, 2014: New Fund Preserves Open Space in Central Connecticut
Posted on 03/25/2014 by Central Post News

March 13, 2014:  Berlin Land Trust Establishes Fund to Protect  Environment, Preserve Open Space in Berlin and Surrounding Towns
After 25 Years of Successful Land Preservation, Group Looks to Expand Impact
(Published March 13, 2014 on the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy website)