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Middlesex Land Trust Annual Meeting 2018

Submitted by Kathy Blachowski.

Please join us at the Middlesex Land Trust Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Coffee and refreshments will be provided, before a short business meeting at 9:30 a.m., and a presentation by our guest speaker, Kealoha Friedenburg, Ph.D. at DeKoven House, 27 Washington Street, in Middletown.
Bring your hiking shoes! After a light lunch and conversation, we will be heading out to enjoy the land we work so hard to protect. Join us on a hike at Brainerd Quarry Preserve in the afternoon. A second hike is also being planned, check our Facebook page and website for more details to come!
Our guest speaker will be Kealoha Friedenburg, Ph.D., Research Scientist & Lecturer with the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University. She will be speaking about her intriguing research on amphibians in suburban landscapes. A shift in the food web for these creatures is the result of an increase in human waste in their habitat as a widespread byproduct of residential development. Our protection of local lands can have a direct impact on the health of surrounding habitats and the animals that live beyond the borders of our preserves as well.
Guest speaker, Kealoha Freidenburg is an ecologist and conservation biologist. After graduating from Pomona College she worked as a fisheries scientist for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. She received a Masters in Fisheries from the University of Washington and a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from UConn. Currently, she is a Lecturer and Research Scientist at Yale University, teaching courses in sustainability science and wetlands ecology. Since moving to Madison, CT, in 1997, she has conducted research on suburban environments using local wetlands to carry out both long term monitoring studies as well as experiments.