The public is invited to enjoy the peaceful tranquility of our park at Legion Pool. Enjoy a quiet lunch near the stream or just feed the ducks and golden trout that are in abundance. The fish may actually splash you as they feed on the trout pellets. Just bring a few quarters for the trout food machine. For a little exercise, hike our trail system and return later to cool off under the shade of our gazebo. Fishing, on a strictly “catch and release” basis, is available for Seymour Land Trust members. Bring your family and discover our little oasis in Seymour.
Henry Hamel Environmental Center
Henry Hamel lived on Wooster Street Seymour. He had two sisters , Helen and Muriel. Helen was a teacher in Seymour and Muriel worked at Seymour Trust Company for years. Neither sister ever got married. Both sisters pre-deceased Henry.
Henry left his house on Wooster Street to the Land Trust. We sold it and received about $100,000. This provided the funds to build the environmental building. Fred Stanek was his attorney. He left approx. $1,000,000 to charity for the Seymour Library and Seymour Historical Society. Ann Conroy was the realtor. Judge Flynn was the nearest relative we know of.
Today the Environmental Center is used for a host of activities including land trust meetings, veterans groups meetings, birthday, graduation and anniversary parties, weddings, storage for land trust equipment. It is the center of all special events put on at the land trust. It can be rented by land trust members for a nominal fee.
Our current membership drive will enable expansion of the center to store additional equipment including machinery purchased by the land trust.
Self Defense Classes
Seymour Land Trust provides weekly self-defense classes at our Henry Hamel Environmental Building at Legion Pool. Randy Stone, an accomplished instructor and black belt, provides these free classes. You must be a Land Trust member to enroll in this program. Our goal is to provide basic self-defense tools so that if you are walking, jogging, or just shopping and a threatening situation arises, you will be better trained to address the potential threat. Every Tuesday and Thursday.
SLT had a generous member who financed an annual Seymour Land Trust Scholarship for 14 years of $500 to be given to a local area High School Senior who resides in Seymour. The recipient must be a good student and have an interest in the environment. The scholarship program has ended. The Seymour Land Trust itself will be offering 2 $250 scholarships to Seymour High School seniors who have shown an interest in conservation and intend to pursue an education in a field in that area Please fill out the application if you would like to apply and return it to the Seymour Land Trust (by May 1st of the calendar year) P.O. Box 366 Seymour, CT 06483.