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Preserving Land for Future Generations in Windham and its Surrounding Communities

 

The Windham Land Trust was founded by a small group of conservation minded Windham residents who came together to protect a parcel of land slated to become a 41-house subdivision. This land, where streams come together to form the Black Brook, would become the Black Brook Preserve. Today, the Preserve, is a vital habitat for wildlife, boasts numerous hiking trails, and is an important educational resource for children in the community.

 

Still in its first decade of operation, the Windham Land Trust has managed to protect over 341 acres of valuable open space in our community. Forests, wetlands, meadows, and land used for farming and forestry will be protected from development forever. WLT is dedicated to working within our community to aquire, preserve, and steward open space.

 

Join the Windham Land Trust in the preservation of land by becoming a member or volunteering today.

Event Photos

 

Spooky Halloween Night Hike — October 31, 2008

The Windham Land Trust hosted its first ever Spooky Halloween Night Hike. Over 70 members of the community joined WLT at Black Brook Preserve to explore flashlight lit trails in search of ghosts and ghouls. Attendees were treated to stories by an ashen faced nun that dwells in a cemetery and a pair of cackling witches. All made it out of the woods alive and enjoyed baked goods and mulled cider. WLT plans on making this scare fest into a yearly event.

 

 
Fairy Houses — October 15, 2008

Fourth grade students from Manchester Elementary school built houses for the fairies that reside in the Black Brook Preserve pine grove. Building materials included found natural materials supplied by the students. These extreme fairy homes featured swings, swimming pools and booby traps to foil intruders.

 

   

Events

Sat., Sept. 28, 2013

Great Maine Outdoors Weekend

 

Guided Hike

Black Brook Preserve

10 am-Noon

 

Attendees will be given a guided walk through the preserve and also presented with information on our previous beaver residents and how they have changed the preserve. Please meet at the Windham Center entrance to the preserve.

 

Skywatching

Pringle Wildlife Preserve

7-9 pm

 

Telescope education and skywatching from the observation deck at the preserve which is located at the corner of the Windham Center Road and River Road.

 

Mon., Oct. 22, 2013

Annual Meeting

Windham Public Library

7 pm

 

You are all invited to attend our annual meeting which is open to the public and see what we have done this year and what some of our goals are for the coming year.

 

Forrest Bell of FB Environmental will be the guest speaker. He will discuss the meaning of the water quality tests that we are doing on Otter Brook and the importance of the Presumpscot Watershed.

 

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