The Watery Web
March 24, 2018
The Connecticut Chapter of The Nature Conservancy’s Director of River Restoration and Fish Passage, Sally Harold, will speak about the importance of healthy streams and The Conservancy’s efforts to improve fish passage, remove dams, and restore floodplain habitats.
Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Rd. E., Norfolk CT
Free - Sponsored by Ackerly Brown LLP
Earth Day Camp Fire Poetry Evening
April 21, 2018
Join us once again for a sunset campfire and poetry reading celebrating the earth and its gifts. Relax as you listen to some specially chosen poems as the sun goes down and the stars come out. Celebrate how grateful we are to be able to enjoy all that nature has to offer.
Refreshments will be served. Bring your own camp chair.
Reservations required; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GMF Visitor Center, 200 Canaan Mountain Rd., Falls Village CT
Connecticut Forest & Park Association Field Day
May 12, 2018
- REGISTER / EMAIL
- (860) 824-8188
GMF will have an exhibit and a children’s activity at Connecticut Forest & Park Association’s Field Day at Burr Pond State Park in Torrington CT. Come visit our information table and take part in our children’s leaf printing activity. The CFPA Field Day will feature a number of other activities including hikes, paddles (weather dependent), trail clean-ups, children’s activities, and games.
Burr Mountain Rd., Torrington CT
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CT Trails Weekend Hike - Crossover Trail
June 03, 2018
Dr. Charles Canham, Forest Ecologist and Senior Scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, and member of the Great Mountain Forest Board of Trustees will lead a hike along the GMF woods road, Crossover Trail and Crissey Trail. Along the way, Dr. Canham will discuss forest ecology and past land use. You will see an impressive glacial erratic a scenic view of overlooking Crissey Pond. Please wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring a snack to eat at the pond overlook. Please contact email@example.com to register.
201 Windrow Rd., Norfolk CT 06058
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
June 09, 2018
Every year, Riffle Bioassessment Volunteers participate in a ‘treasure hunt’ to find Connecticut’s healthiest streams. Participants explore their local rivers and streams, and collect and identify the invertebrates that live at the bottoms of the water habitat. The Riffle Bioassessment by Volunteers program (RBV) is a volunteer water quality monitoring protocol developed and administered by the CT DEEP Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse. This assists the DEEP in keeping track of the state’s 5,400 miles of rivers and streams.
Together, by documenting the location and condition of these streams, CT DEEP and volunteers can work to better protect and preserve them for generations to come. No prior monitoring experience is necessary. As an RBV volunteer you will be trained to use benthic macro invertebrates (the bugs that live on the bottom of the stream) to screen local stream segments for excellent water quality. Volunteers should come prepared to go outside and wade in the streams, so be prepared for the weather, wet feet and hands. Once we have collected our samples, we spend time back inside to sort and identify what we have found. Our collections will be recorded, and samples sent to the DEEP for their records.
Your trainer, Tom Fahsbender, has been an RBV volunteer for over 9 years, and has worked with kids and adults in rivers and streams, big and small, all over Litchfield County. Adults and children welcome; all children must be accompanied by an adult.
This year’s site is Brown Brook. We will car pool from the GMF forestry office at 201 Windrow Road in vehicles with good ground clearance. Limit 12 people. Bring a snack and water bottle.
To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-824-8188
201 Windrow Rd., Norfolk CT 06058