We have so many ways we can enjoy the outdoors...check out our nature programs for great parks, trails, tips, and insights on enjoying, understanding and helping area wildlife...

From the Shoreline...to remote areas up-River...to destinations within a short drive, we try and cover all the ways to enjoy the outdoors, as it is one of Connecticut's greatest assets...at any given time you are twenty minutes, roughly, from a great state park. 

Get tips from experts scuh as Ranger Russ...Phil Miller...our friends at DEEP like Steve Gephard, Tim Wildman and Laurie Giannotti...they help us get the most out of our area...and do it with respect to the environment...and the furry and feathered friends with whom we share this great open space...

Gardening for Good December 4

Category: Outdoors and Nature


on: Dec 4, 2020

"Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes” https://wildones.org/ is a not-for-profit organization promoting environmentally friendly landscaping to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration, and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones is a national membership organization with headquarters located in Wisconsin and chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

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At the local level, the Connecticut “Mountain Laurel” Chapter supports the organization’s goals by offering and actively participating in educational workshops, community outreach, and hands-on creation and maintenance of ecologically functional landscaping and wildlife-friendly habitats using native plants. The Mountain Laurel Chapter is sponsored by the Connecticut College Arboretum in New London.