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Atlantic White Cedar Planting

White Cedar Swamp/Deans Mill Wildlife Corridor Jerry Browne Road, Mystic, CT, United States

After many hours of site preparation, we've finally created a large enough opening to begin planting! With nearly 50 Atlantic White Cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides) seedlings ready to plant in the wet, peaty soil of the White Cedar Swamp/ Deans Mill Wildlife Corridor Preserve, not only will you be helping to restore a portion of this wooded…

Trail Maintenance and Cleanup at North Stonington’s Herman E. Sheets Family Forest

If you would like to get outside and make a difference, then come experience the beautiful Green Fall River and surrounding forested uplands at the Herman E. Sheets Family Forest in North Stonington.  On the morning of Saturday June 25th from 9:30-12:30, we will be focusing on trail maintenance and cleanup up the trailhead and…

Trail Maintenance and Invasive Plant Removal at Cedar Wood Preserve

Cedar Wood Preserve 180 North Wawecus Hill Rd., Norwich, CT, United States

Join us on Sunday, October 16th from 9-12 at one of our northern gems, the Cedar Wood Preserve.  This nearly 50-acre former farm boasts a combination of open fields, woodlands, and wetlands. Our efforts will focus on removal of invasive shrubs such as autumn olive and multiflora rose.  In addition we will perform general trail…

Trail Maintenance and Invasive Plant Removal at Cedar Wood Preserve

Cedar Wood Preserve 180 North Wawecus Hill Rd., Norwich, CT, United States

Join us on Sunday, November 13th from 9-12 at one of our northern gems, the Cedar Wood Preserve and help us get it ready for a grand opening and ribbon cutting.  This nearly 50-acre former farm boasts a combination of open fields, woodlands, and wetlands. Our efforts will focus on removal of invasive plants such…

Two Day Bridge Build at Cedar Wood Preserve

Two Day Bridge Build at Cedar Wood Preserve Dates: Thursday and Friday, December 8th and 9th Time: 9:00 am -12:00 pm Join us at the newly opened Cedar Wood Preserve in Norwich for two consecutive mornings of bridge building!  This is an opportunity to exercise your general carpentry skills as we work to finish up…

Stewardship Weekend – Saturday April 15 and Sunday April 16, 2023

Spring has sprung and it's time to clean up the trails!  If you are itching to get outside, we have multiple opportunities to help clear the trails, remove invasives, and more.   Stewardship activities will be on Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16. Times vary by location - see below for preserve locations and details. …

In Preparation for CT Trails Day: A Stewardship Opportunity at Cedar Wood Preserve

Cedar Wood Preserve 180 North Wawecus Hill Rd., Norwich, CT, United States

You are invited to join us on the morning of Sunday, May 14th at Cedar Wood Preserve in Norwich as we work to connect our improved parking area to the newly constructed vernal pool walkway. This effort will require some digging, moving, and compacting of processed gravel. Tools will be provided, but feel free to…

Stewardship Opportunity with Avalonia & Reforest the Tropics

Sheets Family Forest Puttker Road, North Stonington, CT, United States

Reforest The Tropics and Avalonia are seeking volunteers for a morning of environmental service at Herman E. Sheets Family Forest in North Stonington, Connecticut. Activities include tree planting, trail maintenance, and invasive species removal. Volunteers are asked to bring sturdy gloves and perhaps a tool of choice (loppers, handsaws, pruners). The event will start at…

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