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Naromi Land Trust and Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust Announce Merger

 
Update: On June 13, 2020, Naromi members unanimously approved the merger!
 
Naromi Land Trust and Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust enthusiastically announce their plan to merge on June 30, 2020.  Weantinoge will change its name to Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy on the merger date. The organizations entered formal negotiations in April 2019.
 
Naromi and Weantinoge have worked in close partnership for several years on projects including volunteer trainings and education and, most recently, to protect 20 acres of critical agricultural land in Sherman.  Both organizations are accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission and are in a strong financial and governance positions. The shared vision of the organizations to safeguard the natural lands, clean waters, and working farms of the Sherman community will deepen and expand as a merged entity.
 
“I am delighted to share this great news with Shermanites and the Naromi community,” said Naromi President, Chris Jellen “The Board of Directors of Naromi join me in our resolve to ensure the forever protection of the lands in our care and deliver the most benefits of conservation to our community. Joining Weantinoge in their next chapter as the Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy is the best way to do that.”
 
After the merger, Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy will protect over 12,000 acres including 23 public preserves with hiking trails and 30 working farms. 
 
Members of Naromi Land Trust will be asked to approve the merger at a special meeting on June 13, 2020.  The meeting will be held via video conference.  More information about how to participate in the special meeting, who can vote, and other details are available below. Or contact Amanda Branson, Executive Director of Naromi at amanda@naromi.org or call 860-354-0260.
 
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