MEETINGS & OPPORTUNITIES

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Woodstock Conservation Commission Meets:  the fourth Monday of every month at 7 p.m. on Zoom due to Covid-19.


Due to Memorial Weekend, WCC meeting will be held on  May 18, 2020 @ 7 p.m.


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If you have related subject matter that you would like to share at a WCC meeting, please contact us at WCC.Woodstock.CT@gmail.com so that we can add you to the agenda.  


Woodstock Conservation Commission Development Review Committee Special Meeting 


Agenda

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 7 PM

1.  Review of subdivision plan for Map Block Lot 6385-39-39F located at Crystal Pond Road for compatibility with A Plan of Open Space and Conservation.

2.  Adjourn


Agenda submitted by Jean Pillo, WCC DRC Chairperson


Woodstock Conservation Commission

Development Review Committee Meeting 


Agenda:

February 5, 2020, 7 PM, Meeting Room A

1.  Review the application submitted to PZC for consideration to designate portions of Joy Road as a Town of Woodstock Scenic Road and compare it to the goals of the Woodstock Plan of Open Space and Conservation for compatibility.


Agenda submitted by Jean Pillo, Woodstock Conservation Commission


November 14th is Woodstock Recycles Day!


Winter Programming 

provided to you by
The Friends of Goodwin Forest
in partnership with 
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection,
Connecticut Forest & Park Association 

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Pollinator Pathway Program Presentation

The WCC held  an online presentation on our new initiative, the Pollinator Pathway Program on April 23, 2020. If you were unable to attend, you can watch the presentation here.   You can also find the introduction power point presentation here.


The WCC NEEDS YOU!

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know!  We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team! Contact us at WCC.Woodstock.CT@gmail.com


EXPLORE VERNAL POOLS

Are you interested in exploring a vernal pool this season? Contact CFPA's education director, Emma, to set up a program! If you can get a small group together (~5-15 individuals), let us know: ekravet@ctwoodlands.org.


HELP RESTORE THE       

AMERICAN CHESTNUT TREE

The American Chestnut tree was once a dominant tree in the forests of the Appalachian Range, supplying food, wood and other products to early Americans.  Since the chestnut blight arrived in 1904 many attempts have been made to develop a hybrid tree that is both blight resistant and capable of surviving in the forests of today.  


The American Chestnut Foundation is working to restore the American chestnut to the forests of Connecticut and is looking for volunteers and landowners who would be willing to help with this project.  


There will be a presentation about TACF's efforts at Woodstock Town Hall on Wednesday, Feb 12 at 6:30 PM. 


Come and learn how you can help restore this iconic American species. 


Jack Swatt, President
CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation





  

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Become a Night Sky Ranger

Become a Night Sky Ranger

NIGHT SKY RANGERS

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is launching a new citizen science effort to protect the starry skies of the National Heritage Corridor.


The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor was designated in 1994, in part because it was the last large corridor between Boston and Washington D.C. where lights were not visible to airline pilots. On the ground that means the Milky Way can still be seen on a clear night. But, the skies are not as starry as they were 25 years ago.


“We are losing the stars because of light pollution,” said Lois Bruinooge, executive director of TLGV, the non-profit that stewards the national heritage corridor of the same name. “This is actually an easy problem to fix, and it’s not just about turning off lights. It is about having the lights shine where they are needed and not up into the sky, wasting money and causing issues for wildlife and people.”


The first step is creating a team of citizen scientists known as Night Sky Rangers. The team will begin collecting light pollution data from all 35 municipalities in the National Heritage Corridor.


 Citizen scientists are still needed!  For more information about the training or the Night Sky Ranger program, please contact TLGV Assistant Director Francesca Kefalas at 860-774-3300 or email fran@tlgv.org , TLGV