2019 Annual Meeting & Reception

Start Date Time : Dec 05, 2019 05:00 PM

End Date Time : Dec 05, 2019 08:00 PM

Members are invited to attend our Annual Meeting & Reception at Round Hill Club. Each year, we take the opportunity to celebrate our Members, Board of Directors, and community for their dedication to conserving open space.


Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served following a presentation by Michael W. Klemens, PhD, titled “The Vital Role of Land Trusts in Maintaining Ecological Resiliency in the Time of Climate Change”.


Not a Member yet? There is still time to join and take advantage of GLT Member benefits, including this wonderful evening. Become a Member today!


Please RSVP at 203-629-2151 x102 or sophie@gltrust.org.


This year’s speaker, Michael W. Klemens, PhD is a conservation biologist and the author of numerous scientific papers and several books. He has lectured extensively on the topics of land-use planning and conservation. Dr. Klemens has spent four decades studying amphibians and reptiles and their responses to human-altered landscapes in the northeastern United States and Tanzania. He is on the scientific staff of the Department of Herpetology at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC and served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Connecticut Siting Council until May of this year. Dr. Klemens is Chair of his local Planning & Zoning Commission in Salisbury CT. He has served as a consultant to the Town of Greenwich, and has worked with volunteers to restore a vernal pool which abuts GLT property just north of the Post Road. Dr. Klemens divides his time between a variety of different initiatives, including continued research on amphibians and reptiles, consultancies, and engagements with various agencies advancing public policies that encompass both natural resource protection and betterment of human communities.