Rock To Rock - April
Join us for the annual Rock to Rock Day of Service at your land trust's Servoss and Mather property on Saturday, April 13 starting at 10am. We'll be looking to our volunteers to help with pulling weeds and removing invasives. See the map below.
Each year, a host of cyclists and hikers take part in the Rock to Rock cycling and hiking event that helps people explore local natural beauty, build community, have fund, and support environmental/climate projects. Join us and be part of your land trust's team. This year's Rock to Rock Earth Day Event takes place on Saturday, April 27 from 8am - noon. Details here OR register here.
Save the Date - April 9
Join us on April 9 for a presentation by Heather Holm. Details to come soon. Heather is a pollinator conservationist and award-winning author of four books: Pollinators of Native Plants (2014), Bees (2017), Wasps (2021), and Common Native Bees of the Eastern United States (2022). Both Bees and Wasps have won multiple book awards including the American Horticultural Society Book Award (2018 and 2022 respectively). Heather’s expertise includes the interactions between native pollinators and native plants, and the natural history and biology of native bees and predatory wasps. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and many other publications. Heather is also an accomplished photographer and her pollinator photos are frequently featured in print and electronic publications.
Town Center Park - May 9
What's going on at Hamden Town Center Park? Find out at our presentation on May 9 with HLCT Board Member Jim Sirch (above left) and Save the Sound Ecological Restoration Project Manager Nicole Davis (right), location and details to come. Our friends at Save the Sound and the Town of Hamden Public Works Department recently created a large-scale rain garden to help filter harmful polluted stormwater, restore habitat, and create a greener and more resilient Hamden. With a generous grant from the Claire C. Bennitt Watershed Fund, your land trust installed a portion of the project with more than 500 native pollinator plants and the help of dozens of volunteers. The entire project will filter pollution from 96 million gallons of stormwater each year for a safer and healthier Hamden. The rain garden features approximately 7,000 native pollinator plants.