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News & Events

Deer and Tick-Borne Diseases: Concerns For Forest and Public Health Alike”

February 8, 2020

Scott Williams will speak on how white-tailed deer have had a tumultuous existence in Connecticut over the past two centuries, from being driven to near extinction to being so abundant they are a threat to public safety and forest health. Not only are deer vital hosts for blacklegged or “deer” ticks, but they are also ecosystem engineers and can dictate tree species diversity and abundance. It has been becoming increasingly evident, largely due to deer, that human and forest health are linked. Scott will discuss why proper forest management is vitally important to benefit the health of Connecticut’s citizenry.
Scott Williams received his BA from Connecticut College, his master’s from the Yale School of Forestry, and his Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of Connecticut. He is a Scientist in the Department of Forestry and Horticulture at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven. His research focuses on making connections between the health of Connecticut’s forested ecosystems and its people.
To register, please email jean@greatmountainforest.org.
Sponsored by Ackerly Brown, LLP.

Location:

Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Rd. East, Norfolk, CT 06058

Time:

4:00 p.m.

Fee:

Free

Witch Hazel – Nature’s Little Power Plant! American Born, Hand Harvested, and Responsibly Made

March 21, 2020

Think you know witch hazel!? Think again… Join American Distilling in a presentation about one of America’s most popular skincare ingredients that is used from your nose to your toes and everything in-between! Learn about the past, present and future of this little power plant growing its way through generations of households.
Since the late 1800’s, American Distilling’s Distilled Witch Hazel Extracts have been formulated into many of the world’s most recognized cosmetic and OTC pharmaceutical products.
Kevin Jackowitz, Vice President and Brand Creative Director, will present a little about the past, present and future of Witch hazel – Nature’s little power plant!
To register, please email jean@greatmountainforest.org.
Sponsored by Ackerly Brown, LLP.

Location:

Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Rd. East, Norfolk, CT

Time:

4:00 p.m.

Fee:

Free, donations accepted