Saturday, April 18, 2015
David K. Leff to speak at Middlesex Land Trust’s Annual Meeting
Poet and essayist David K. Leff will be the featured speaker and will discuss exploring the marvels of the Connecticut landscape that are hidden in plain sight. He'll be talking about ancient milestones, Quonset huts, roadside springs, ghost towns, big trees, abandoned cemeteries and much more
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the federal wilderness act, David will also speak about Connecticut ’s most remote place, finding wildness in our thickly settled state, and Connecticut ’s unique marriage of nature and culture.
David is the author of three nonfiction books, three volumes of poetry and a novel. David is the town historian of Canton, served twenty-six years as a volunteer firefighter, and was deputy commissioner at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection for over a decade. After his talk, David will be available to answer questions and offer signed copies of his books, including Hidden in Plain Sight.
The annual meeting will begin with a short business meeting at 9:30am, with the presentation to start at 10:00am. Refreshments and conversation will follow. The deKoven House is located at 27 Washington Street.