photo by Rick Newton

We hope that you enjoyed our Second Annual Art of Conservation event. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again next year.


Thank you to the artists who participated in this event through the donation of their artwork. Without their talent and generosity, this event wouldn’t have been possible. Art is just one more way in which we can communicate the beauty and preciousness of our land.

All proceeds from this event will support Avalonia’s programs and services. For over 45 years, Avalonia has worked to conserve open space, through acquisitions, active stewardship , and community outreach, to protect the natural resources and habitats of southeastern Connecticut.

We would also like to thank those who donated their services or supplies in order to make this night possible:

Dave Barbone, Auctioneer
Liberty Rentals, table rentals
Dog Watch Café, wine
Cask & Keg, wine
O’Keefe’s Package Store, wine
Hanna Floral Design, Floral Arrangement
Ellen Bothamly -Fossum, Garden Arrangements
Michele Fitzpatrick, Garden Arrangements
Music Provided By:
Maryann Koch, Harp
Bill Johnson, III, drums

Above all, Avalonia would like to thank its amazing volunteers for all of their hard work in making this event happen. We are fortunate to have some of the best volunteers anyone could ask for. They keep our organization going and provide the dedication necessary to succeed in our mission.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Chelsea Groton Bank
The Company of Craftsmen
Dime Bank
Mattern & Stefon Land Surveyors, LLC
New England Science and Sailing Foundation
Shaffer’s Marina

Art of Conservation Program

Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc. is a land trust dedicated to the conservation via acquisition of natural areas. It is a non-profit, non-political, tax-exempt organization. We believe it is essential to conserve our natural resources for the benefit of wildlife, our present generation, and the generations yet to come.

Avalonia now holds more than 3200 acres of land, preserved in perpetuity as natural open space. Where it is appropriate, trails are maintained for ‘passive’ enjoyment, such as hiking, bird-watching, nature study and photography. We ask that you take only pictures and leave only footprints. Avalonia encourages educational activities and scientific studies on its preserves.

Avalonia depends almost entirely upon volunteer help and contributions to maintain its preserves and to manage its affairs. Avalonia’s officers, directors, and members are your neighbors, who are working to conserve our local natural resources for the common benefit. more about us