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Group of people in the evening with an outdoor fire

Newtown Forest Association

“ ‘On a personal level, I am excited to get out and explore the area. …On a more organizational level, I’m excited to bring more and more people whose lives happen in Newtown into these spaces and teach them about the history, ecological significance, and the benefits that having these open spaces in the community brings to their lives in obvious ways or less obvious ways.’ ” –Trent McCann, Newtown Forest Association Executive Director, from The Newtown Bee

On top of Holcombe Hill Wildlife Preserve, the Newtown Forest Association held a community gathering with a bonfire to welcome and engage with the land trust’s new (and first full-time) executive director…

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Bonfire gathering photo courtesy of The Newtown Bee (newtownbee.com) — Alissa Silber image