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ECFLA/WDLT organizes several events throughout the year, mostly in the spring, summer and fall months. Check back here for upcoming programs.

Eastern Connecticut Forest Landowners Association and Wolf Den Land Trust invite you to:
Our Annual Meeting and Forest Tour
Saturday, June 9th 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Racy Forest and Property, 395 Water Street, Canterbury, CT

Bring a friend or neighbor and join us for our Annual Meeting and program hosted by long-time ECFLA/WDLT members Anis and Ann Racy at their forest property of 147 acres.

The tour will begin at the field and log landing and will include information on the stewardship plan, recent timber harvest necessitated by severe damage from gypsy moth caterpillars, and efforts to control invasive species and create wildlife habitat.

Anis and Ann purchased the property in 1981 and discovered the forest had previously experienced a poorly conducted timber harvest. With the aid of foresters Dick Raymond and Dan Donahue they began what has now been more than 35 years of careful forest stewardship. Over the years they conducted a large patch cut to enhance wildlife habitat and have worked to control invasive plants species. Recently with the help of Forester Eric Hansen they completed a new (their 3rd) stewardship plan. Eric facilitated the recent timber sale and harvest was done by Hull Forest Products. Eric will join Anis and Ann to lead the tour and will discuss the recent harvest and their long-range goals for the forest property. 

Following the forest tour, we will walk to a beautiful grassy area for lunch and to conduct the Annual Meeting. In the event of inclement weather, we will hold the meeting in the large barn adjacent to the Racy home. At the meeting we will hear reports and elect Officers and members of the ECFLA Board of Directors.

Please bring a lawn chair for seating and a bag lunch. Cold beverages and snacks will be provided. RSVP’s are not required but helpful in planning for the Annual Meeting. Note that the forest is mostly level ground and that we’ll be walking approximately 1 mile. Please e-mail Bill Reid at wbr655@yahoo.com or call 774-262-3284 for more information, or to let him know you are attending.

Directions: The Racy property is located at 395 Water Street in Canterbury, CT. From the intersection of routes 169 and 14 go west on Route 14 for 2.9 miles to Water Street. Take Water Street for 2.8 miles to the entrance for parking at the Racy forest property. Look for the ECFLA sign board and parking signs.

The Annual Meeting cold beverages and snacks are being provided by Rob Viani of Berkshire Hathaway New England Properties in Woodstock.

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