The dedication of Nancy’s Meadow at Robillard, in honor of longtime Laurel Beach resident and major benefactor of the Milford Land Conservation Trust, Nancy Mendillo Bruno, will take place at the Robillard’s property, located at the intersection of Milford Point Road and First Avenue, Saturday, July 14, at 10 a.m.
All members of the Trust and the public are welcome and invited to attend and to visit the restoration site. The first phase of the project was cleaning up debris and trash, followed by the cutting of trees victimized by storms, followed by the clearing out of all invasive vegetation found on a portion of the site.
The next phase included planting bushes and trees and seeds of native grasses and wildflowers. Arboreta Landscapers played a large part in restoring native plantings.
This site is to be kept in its near natural state to resemble a meadow. A walking trail will be dedicated to the memory of Judy Weyant, who was a strong supporter and tireless worker for the cause of land preservation, Trust members said.
The trail was sponsored, in part, by the staff of the Milford Public Library, and fellow environmentalists.
Trust membership is the Trust’s only operating income. Its open space sites are independent of the City of Milford.
There will be opportunities to join the Trust at the event. Dues for an individual are $15 for one year, $25 for two years; family dues are $25 for one year, and $40 for two years. Lifetime membership is $100.
Land Purchase Fund Donations are welcome as well. Membership funds may be mailed to Milford Land Conservation Trust, Inc. P. O. Box 265, Milford, CT 06460.
The trust currently preserves 121 acres of fragile land. The land can never be developed, remaining protected forever by the Trust.
John Dockendorff, Land Trust president, said he urges members and the public to attend the dedication.