Our annual meeting is held each year. This year our annual meeting was held on Thursday, February 23. All members are invited to attend the Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust Annual Meeting. A review of the past year’s accomplishments in the areas of education, community outreach, fundraising, land preservation and stewardship is presented by Flanders’ executive staff and members of the Board of Directors. In addition, the highest volunteer recognition award, the Warren J. Upson Volunteer Of The Year Award is presented, recognizing a volunteer who is distinguished by meritorious service on behalf of Flanders. This year’s recipient is Sharon Feeley. Every year we have a special guest speaker.
March – at the Woodbury Emergency Services Building on Quassuk Road. Bring the family and enjoy all you can eat pancakes and sausages with all the fixings, including Flanders very own maple syrup! Adults $7/ Children 5 – 11 $5/ Children under 5 free. This year’s pancake breakfast was a huge success. Thank you to all who attended!
May – Capturing the sights, sounds, and smells of a real New England Farm, Flanders’ Farm Day is an annual favorite for families! Get ready for a full day of fun with lots of “hands on” activities for the whole family. There will be farm animals to visit, hay rides, entertainment and demonstrations, great food and unique vendors! This year we are launching our new “Flanders Farm Olympics” event where family members can compete in farm-related activities for a chance to win prizes! A full day of celebrating the farming life and an experience to remember! Admission is only $6 per person with ages 3 and under free. All proceeds help support Flanders mission to acquire, preserve, and manage land; and use the land to promote the understanding and appreciation of nature, art, and the environment. Like us on Facebook to keep up with all the details on this special day! Farm Day this year is Saturday, May 20 | 10 AM – 4 PM at the Van Vleck Sanctuary.
Flanders Field & Forest 5K
June – The Field & Forest 5K is an all-age walk/run through the woods and fields of Flanders’ Van Vleck property officially timed by Fast Track Timing. Enjoy the picturesque nature sanctuary and a post-race celebration with local food trucks and live entertainment with the popular rock band, Root Six. All proceeds go toward Flanders’ educational and conservation efforts. This year’s run is taking place on Friday, June 9 | 6 PM starting at the Sugar House. For more information and a manual registration form, click HERE. To register online click HERE
Flanders’ Forest Fairies & Woodland Wizards Festival
July – Magical houses of forest faeries and woodland wizards will enchant the trails and grounds of Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, 5 Church Hill Road, in July at the Flanders annual Forest Faeries & Woodland Wizards Festival. There will be faerie house displays, music, entertainment, activities, vendors and great food. Admission to the festival is $6 per person/ Children 2 and under are admitted free. The proceeds from the event benefit Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust programming. This years’ Festival is taking place on Saturday, July 15 | 10 AM – 3 PM at the Sugar House.
Holiday Artisan Marketplace
November – December – Our Van Vleck house is decked out in festive style and was a popular destination for shoppers seeking out “one of a kind” handcrafted gifts for the special people on their shopping list. Proceeds from the marketplace benefited local artisans and Flanders land conservation and educational programs.