By Cheryl Czuba
Come save some trees and/or pick up litter at one of our favorite state parks. Our fall invasive plant cleanups will be held on Saturday, September 25, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (rain-date October 2) and Saturday, October 16 (rain-date October 23 ) at Haddam Meadows State Park. The September event will be held in conjunction with the CT River Conservancy’s (CRC) Source to Sea annual cleanup. As required by the CT DEEP and CRC, those attending must register ahead of time. Attendees shall remain six feet part, including family members, caretakers and household members. Masks shall be worn within six feet of those not in the same household.
Participants are asked to meet in the open area to the left of the boat launch porta potties. Adults and youth, under 16 years of age accompanied by an adult, are encouraged to participate in removing oriental bittersweet and other invasives and/ or picking up litter. Please dress for the weather. Wear waterproof boots, bring garden loppers or saw, insect repellent, sunscreen, water, snacks and first aid supplies. Do not bring pets. Volunteers with dump trucks with Haddam stickers are needed. The event is being planned by CT DEEP Adopt-a-Park volunteers, Jamie Burgess, Cherry Czuba, Joanne DelCioppo-Mchugh, Mary Lou Heger, and David Stiles. Please register by emailing Cherry Czuba at firstname.lastname@example.org