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News & Events

Stream Monitoring Workshop

July 6, 2019

Stream monitoring workshop, Sat., July 6 at 9:00 a.m. Led by Tom Fahsbender, a 9 year volunteer with Connecticut’s Riffle Bioassessment by Volunteers program, a volunteer water quality monitoring protocol developed and administered by the CT DEEP Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse. We will be collecting and identifying invertebrates that live at the bottoms of the water habitat in order to determine brook health. We will be working in Tamarack Brook, just west of the forestry office. No experience necessary, just a willingness to wade in streams and get wet!
Adults and children age 10 and up are welcome. Bring a drink and snack.
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at GMF’s forestry office, 201 Windrow Rd., Norfolk, CT.

Location:

201 Windrow Rd., Norfolk, CT

Time:

9:00 a.m. - noon

Fee:

Free; donations accepted

Weekend in Norfolk Nature Activities for Families

August 3, 2019

Come learn about tree cookies and tree bark identification, then do some leaf printing at our “Nature Activities for Families” booth at Weekend in Norfolk. Count the rings in a tree cookie to determine how old a tree is. Learn techniques to identify trees by bark. Be creative with leaves and paint.
All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
We’ll be located behind the Norfolk Library on Sat., Aug. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Stop by and visit!

Location:

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

Time:

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Fee:

Free; donations accepted