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Haddam Meadows Park Spring 2018 Events

Submitted by Cheryl Czuba.

Three events are scheduled to educate the public and support our beautiful Haddam Meadows Sate Park.

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – noon (rain date April 7, 2018) — Spring Day Hike. Led by Lisa Malloy, Executive Director of the Haddam Historical Society, Gail Reynolds, UCONN Extension Master Gardener Coordinator, Rob and Alberta Mirer, birders from East Haddam, and Cherry Czuba, CT DEEP Adopt-a-Park Volunteer. Participants will learn about the history of the Meadows, some background on geology and floodplain habitats of the Meadows, human impact on the landscape, avian life in the Meadows and along the river, native plants found in the butterfly/bee/bird garden and opportunities to volunteer at the park.

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – noon (rain date April 21, 2018) — Spring Invasive Plant Cleanup. Meet at the entrance. We will remove oriental bittersweet and other invasive plants and pick up litter. Adult and youth (under 16 years of age should be accompanied by an adult). Dress for the weather, bring garden loppers or a saw, sunscreen and first aid supplies. Snacks will be provided. Do not bring pets. Volunteers with dump trucks and Haddam Transfer Station stickers are needed.

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – noon (rain date May 19, 2018) — Spring Invasive Plant Cleanup. Meet at the entrance. We will remove oriental bittersweet and other invasive plants and pick up litter. Adult and youth (under 16 years of age should be accompanied by an adult). Dress for the weather, bring garden loppers or a saw, sunscreen and first aid supplies. Snacks will be provided. Do not bring pets. Volunteers with dump trucks and Haddam Transfer Station stickers are needed.

To register for the invasive plant clean-ups, email Cherry Czuba at cherylczuba@comcast.net.