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$60,000 Awarded for Northwest Corner Critical Needs
The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation through the Draper Foundation Fund, the Marion Wm. and Alice Edwards Fund, and through gifts made by an anonymous local donor, has awarded 53 charitable organizations serving some of the area’s most economically distressed residents grants totaling $60,000. Grants will help provide the most basic of necessities – food, warm clothing and shelter.  Click here for details.
Draper Foundation Fund Provides $763,978
in Support of Area Nonprofits
The Draper Foundation Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, recently awarded area nonprofits $757,978. The Fund awarded $546,750 to 19 designated nonprofits and $217,228 in donor-advised grants to nonprofits that provide essential programs and services for residents of Northwest Connecticut.  Click here for details.
Circumnavigating Five Ponds
with Gerri Griswold
Saturday, December 16 ~ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Spend quality time exploring one of the most magical areas on our property! We'll be tackling every pond! Pack a lunch and bring plenty of water. Sturdy footwear and rain gear are a must. We are conquering Five Ponds rain or shine! Meet at the trailhead at the junction of Route's 63 / 61.
11 AM - 3:00 P.M.,
 Please call 860-567-0857 to pre-register.
FREE … Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses.
Litchfield Hills Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 17, 2017
White Memorial Conservation Center
For more information contact

5th Annual Winter Walk Along the Lake
and Butternut Brook Trails
with Marlow Shami
Saturday, December 30 ~ 10:00 am
White Memorial Conservation Center
We love traditions! Tag along with Marlow as she leads you to the observation platform overlooking Bantam Lake and the Ice House Ruins. Pass by pretty Butternut Brook and indulge yourself in the sights, scents, and sounds of winter. 10 A.M., Meet in front of the A.B. Ceder Room. FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.