Land trust to open new preserve

The Kent Land Trust will host a grand opening celebration of the East Kent Hamlet Nature Preserve Friday, Aug. 29, at 10:30 a.m. The preserve was formerly known as Camp Francis.

The celebration at 39 Kent Hollow Road will include remarks by Rob Klee, commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; Kent First Selectman Bruce Adams and Bill Arnold, land trust president.

Guided hikes will be offered and refreshments will be served.

For details and to register, email