Southbury Land Trust and The Rathskeller Partner during Give Local Campaign

Tom with Rathskeller owner Janet Antilla and daughter ParkerThe Southbury Land Trust and The Rathskeller Restaurant have partnered to offer a “pop up event” during this year’s Give Local Campaign. The Give Local Campaign is sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation and gives local participating non-profits a way to make their donors dollars go farther, by enhancing any contributions received. This year’s 36 hour campaign begins on 7 a.m. on May 5th and ends at 7 p.m. on May 6th. Donations can be made by going to the Give Local website at

The “pop up” event will be held at the Rathskeller on Tuesday, May 5th between the hours of 4 PM and 7 PM. Anyone who donates $10 or more to the Southbury Land Trust during the Give Local campaign can bring their receipt to The Rathskeller Restaurant and Bar located at 88 Main Street South, and can receive appetizers for ½ price. The Rathskeller is known for American classic dishes served in a cozy space. In addition, if you would like to make your donation “on-the-spot” Land Trust staff will be there to assist. Land Trust Board Members will also be on hand to thank you for your support and if interested talk about land related topics.

The Southbury Land Trust, Inc., founded in 1978, is a private non-profit, member-supported conservation organization dedicated to the conservation of Southbury’s natural resources for the enjoyment of all present and future residents. It currently holds 800 acres in ownership trust and 1,204 acres under conservation easements, including the Southbury Training School Farmland.

Properties owned by the Land Trust are open to the public from dawn to dusk. For information about the Southbury Land Trust, locations of its properties and maps of its trails, visit the website For more information about this event contact the Southbury Land Trust office at 203-264-4441 or email

 In picture: Southbury Land Trust President Tom Crider with Rathskeller owner Janet Antilla and her daughter Parker.