News and Updates from the Land

Watershed Center Invites the Local Community To Annual Meeting

The Watershed Center invites its members and the general public to its annual meeting, which will be held Sunday, March 16th at 3:00 pm in Bristol’s Howden Hall. In addition to a quick review of the state of organization and its newly expanded Waterworks forest preserve in northwest Bristol, the gathering will feature a special presentation from conservationist and herpetologist Jim Andrews on the lives of some of the many fascinating reptiles and amphibians found on the property. The Watershed …

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Winter 2014 Newsletter

We’ve recently mailed out our February 2014 Newsletter.  If you aren’t on our mailing list feel free to read our newsletter online.  If youwould like to join our mailing list just email your name, address, and email to February 2014 Newsletter

We’re “Bowling” for the Forest!

Support the Watershed Center With a Chance to Win This Beautiful Hand-carved Maple Bowl This summer, the Watershed Center did a little timbering at the Waterworks. One of the sugar maples nature gave us had a basal wound that was left to return to the Earth. Later we went back and decided to cut open the abandoned piece. Inside we found beautiful pink wood and wonderful patterns showing the very start of decomposition’s discoloration. It was too wonderful to leave …

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Winter Solstice

  The Watershed Center will host its annual Winter Solstice celebration on Saturday, December 21st at the Waterworks property on Plank Road in Bristol. Everyone is invited to join the fun and welcome back the light at this snow-or-shine community event. The all-weather celebration begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, December 21st at the picnic area on the Norton Brook Reservoir at the Waterworks. Please carpool if possible.. Bring food and drink to share and and dress warmly. Keep pets …

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Celebration of the Conservation of The Lost Pond Forest

Join us in celebrating the conservation of The Lost Pond Forest Sunday, October 13th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Davis residence in New Haven Please join us in celebrating The Watershed Center acquiring and conserving the spectacular Jane Harding Gurney property. We will be leading a walk onto the property and also get to hear from Jane Lazorchak of Vermont Fish & Wildlife on the importance of conserving this property for habitat protection. Bring a dish to …

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New Video

Learn about The Watershed Center and the Waterworks Property and why it is more important than ever to contribute to The Watershed Center in this short video.

Warbler Warm-Up

Join us this Sunday, May 12th from 7:30 am – 10:30 am for the annual Warbler Warm-Up Meet in the parking lot.  Bring sturdy shoes and binoculars. Please leave your pets at home. Led by Warren King and Mike Winslow of Otter Creek Audubon, and co-sponsored by TWC, Otter Creek Audubon, and Trail Around Middlebury.

Beltane Celebration and Hike to the Jane Harding Gurney Property

Join us for our Annual Beltane Celebration Taking place Sunday, April 28th at 4 pm Come celebrate the lighting of the fires and the spring season with singing, music and dancing around the maypole.  Bring a dish to share, the kids and sturdy shoes but please keep your pets at home! Hike of the Jane Harding Gurney Forest Sunday, April 28th from 1 pm – 4 pm Taking place just before our Beltane celebration, join us for a hike of …

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Membership Drive

The Watershed Center is now underway with a membership drive to support our conservation efforts! We are looking to add 75 new members for 2013 by March 31st. Please consider becoming a supporting member today! For more information please read a letter from David Brynn, co-founder and president of The Watershed Center. Letter by David Brynn If you have friends that would like to support The Watershed Center please share this announcement to them.  Enjoy the land!

Annual Meeting Announcement

Mark your calendars to join us for the Annual Meeting of The Watershed Center. The meeting will be held Sunday, March 24th at 2:30 pm at the Walkover Gallery in Bristol. We have a lot of exciting news to share including a slide show and celebration of the conservation of the Jane Harding Gurney property.  A potluck dinner will be served so feel free to bring a dish!