Events and Projects

Sage Meadow Property - Star Party!

Friday, June 26 8:30 pm – 11 pm, 30 Sage Meadow Drive. The Tolland Conservation Corp proudly hosts a STAR PARTY! Rain date: Saturday, June 27.

THE EXPERIENCE - Following a brief night sky orientation, we will have a number of telescopes trained on the first quarter moon and other bright deep sky objects such as star clusters, nebulae and galaxies as time and lighting allows.

SPACE IS LIMITED SO RSVP ASAP! - As this will be a COVID-19 compliant event, capacity is limited to 25 people at anyone time. As a courtesy to your fellow observers, please wear your face mask.RSVP to Bob Rubino,  Head Steward, at [email protected]

WHAT TO BRING - Bring bug repellent, red filtered flashlight and binoculars.

 

2020 Photo and Poetry Contest

The third annual contest is underway and this year the Conservation Commission added a category for poetry! For constest rules and deadlines, see https://www.tolland.org/conservation-commission/news/2020-tolland-conservation-photo-poetry-contest.  

 

Wanat Property - Senior Park Projectwanat park cover

The Tolland Conservation Commission teamed with the UConn Landscape Architecture Program to generate ideas for a park for seniors at a town-owned 13-acre property on Sugar Hill Road. The property was donated by the Wanat family a number of years ago and must be used for open space and must benefit seniors. At an October workshop, 50 residents worked with the students to generate ideas for the park. The students each developed a concept for a park and presented them at a December 4, 2019 Conservation Commission Special Meeting. Their concepts are compiled into a final document, titled "Wanat Park Design, Tolland, Connecticut" (click the link to view).  The Conservation Commission was very impressed with the students' efforts, their creative designs, and the balance between the needs of the town's seniors and abutting neighbors.

2019 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 2019 Conservation Photo Contest winners!  

2019

Boy Scout, Girl Scout and Venture Crew Projects:
 

Trail Stepping Stones
Becker Conservation Area Invasive Removal
Newcomb Brook Bridge
Bench Installation
Campbell Invasive Conservation Project
Electronics Recycling
Weigold Dam Repair