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January 2020

Youth Winter Hike at TriTown

January 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TriTown Forest Preserve, 91 Miller Road
North Stonington, CT United States
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The weather outside may be frightful, but a winter hike can be delightful, and to encourage you — as if Avalonia members needed any encouragement — we’re offering a special kid’s adventure on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 20th, from 2 to 3p.m. at the TriTown Ridgeline Forest Preserve in North Stonington. Naturalist and long-time youth leader Kelly Allen will lead 8 to 12 year olds and their adults in search of winter wildlife over relatively easy TriTown trails…

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February 2020

Full Snow Moon Hike at TriTown

February 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TriTown Forest Preserve, 91 Miller Road
North Stonington, CT United States
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Date: February 8, 2020 Time: 6–9 PM Location: TriTown Forest Preserve, 90 Miller Rd. trailhead. February's full moon is known as the Snow Moon, and whether it rises over a leaf-litter brown or dazzlingly white landscape, the TriTown Forest Preserve in North Stonington is a wonderful place to enjoy the mid-winter lunar show. Join veteran naturalist Kelly Allen on Saturday evening, February 8th, for a nighttime adventure that will be a combination, depending on your inclination, of pre-Valentine’s Day romance…

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Hike the Avery Preserve

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Avery Preserve, 55-35 Avery Hill Rd
Ledyard, CT 06339 United States
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An Avalonia representative will take us through the Avery Preserve which features a maple swamp, open upland woods, and Atlantic white cedar. This hike is cosponsored by Ledyard Library and Avalonia Land Conservancy and consists of two to three miles. Please wear proper hiking attire. Park on East tract off Avery Hill Road. This is a Hike & Seek property. See clues to discover here.  

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Mystic Green Forum on State Legislation

February 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mystic Congregational Church, 43 E Main St
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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RSVP here: https://mysticforumonstatelegislation.eventbrite.com

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March 2020

Video Filming: Crowd Needed at Knox (CANCELLED)

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Knox Preserve, Wilcox Road
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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UPDATED: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Join us at Knox Preserve (84 Wilcox Road, Stonington, CT) on Saturday, March 14th at 10am to film a special video as a thank you to selected donors. You don’t need to read any lines, we simply need you to cheer and smile. The more the merrier, so please invite and bring any family or friends who want to come help out! The rain date is Sunday 3/29 at 1pm, please keep an eye…

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A Vernal Pool Adventure, Babcock Ridge Preserve (CANCELLED)

March 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Babcock Ridge, 113 Babcock Road
North Stonington, CT United States
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This event has been cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns. Avalonia trails remain open, but visitors need to use caution, avoid large groups, and use good judgement when meeting other hikers. While winter has hardly lived up to its name, an amazing variety of frogs, salamanders, and aquatic invertebrates have spent the colder season in hiding. But with the arrival of spring, they’re coming back to life in the temporary wetlands known as vernal pools. At twilight, we’ll hike the trail…

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September 2020

Avalonia Annual Meeting 2020

September 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
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Please join us for our Annual Meeting on Sunday, September 27, 2020 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm! Our meeting will be on Zoom this year, but we hope to see your smiling faces on the computer screen. Topic: Annual Member Meeting Time: Sep 27, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88222245000 Meeting ID: 882 2224 5000 One tap mobile +13017158592,,88222245000# US (Germantown) +13126266799,,88222245000# US (Chicago) Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312…

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October 2020

Great Avalonia Trail Trek 2020

October 17, 2020 - October 25, 2020

Do you want to help save land? Do you like getting a good workout in? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then you should sign up for the Great Avalonia Trail Trek! The Great Avalonia Trail Trek is a week-long fundraiser from Saturday, October 17 to Sunday, October 25 that will give you the chance to raise money for Avalonia while enjoying our beautiful preserves. The money raised at the Great Avalonia Trail Trek will support Avalonia’s…

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For the Birds: A Forest Tour of Avalonia’s Hoffman Preserve

October 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Hoffman Evergreen Preserve, 580-632 CT-201
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Join us at the Hoffman Preserve on Saturday, October 17 as Hull forester Chris Casadei leads a woods walk "For the Birds: A Forest Tour of Avalonia Conservancy's Hoffman Preserve." This is an easy 2-mile walk and participants will view and discuss recent forest management activity designed to improve forest health and wildlife habitat. This forest includes areas of softwood plantation and native cover types, some managed and some untouched. Location is across the street from 578 North Stonington Road,…

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April 2021

Preston Clean-up

April 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the Terri Eickel and the Preston Town Committee on Saturday, April 17 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm to support the Town of Preston's annual Roadside Clean-Up. Covid safety protocols in place; registration and masks required. Registration required. Register here.

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