Granby Land Trust

November 20, 2009

Whenever I visit Granby, I am always struck by its rich history and beautiful open spaces. I have supported efforts to extend the Farmington River Greenway and secure grant money for open space preservation, but available funds for these types of projects may be difficult to come by in the next few years. Thankfully, many individuals in the town have privately taken measures to preserve open spaces. The Granby Land Trust is devoted to preserving Granby’s natural heritage and has worked in collaboration with a number of groups active in the community. Through their efforts and the generosity of many people, they have secured several properties that will be preserved forever including the Godard Preserve, Western Bandoor Hill, Mary Edwards Mountain and Granby Dewey Oak. Much of this land is open to the public for outdoor recreational activities.

In December, the Land Trust is promoting several events to raise money for the Granby Education Foundation Arts Endowment Fund. On Tuesday, December 1st at 7:30 p.m. songwriter Fred Wilhelm will be holding a songwriting workshop. Admission is $12 per person and proceeds will go to the Arts Endowment Fund.

Fred Wilhelm will also be participating in an event on Friday, December 4th, 7:00 p.m. at Granby Memorial High School. Tickets are $20 per person to enjoy an evening for music with Lori McKenna and Fred Wilhelm.

The Granby Land Trust has been very active in the community and the fruit of their efforts is certainly evident. I applaud the outstanding work that they do and look forward to supporting them in any way that I can.