NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

Mark Your Calendar

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Woodstock Conservation Committee: meets the third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall.  Join us.  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. 


November 14th is Woodstock Recycles Day!


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.


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 

Come one, Come all!

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THE WOODSTOCK CONSERVATION COMMITTEE 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


 

Become a Night Sky Ranger

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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