GOSA’s Candlewood Ridge Property Meadow & Trail Restoration

Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:00 PM

If you are a current Pfizer Colleague or a Retiree, please consider joining us for this stewardship event to help restore the meadow, widen trails, and cut down invasive plants at the Candlewood Ridge property bordering Groton and Ledyard town lines. If at least 5 Pfizer individuals collectively offer 15 hours of volunteer time, it qualifies GOSA for a $2500 grant, which goes a long way to support stewardship activities. Jobs at this event include the use of hand loppers, shovels, mowers, hedge trimmers, brush hog, pole saws, etc. Tools and training will be provided. Bring gloves and wear long pants and closed toe shoes. We will have additional support by Coast Guard cadets. Please come, have fun, and enjoy time outdoors at this beautiful property. Call Marie at 860-917-2625 for questions. Lunch provided.

Enter property off of Route 184 at the traffic light for Lambtown Road. There will be directional GOSA event signs to follow.

Register Here: https://pfizer.yourcause.com/home#/newvolunteer/event/728439

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Summer Campers at the Sheep Farm

July and August 2019

During July and August 2019 five busloads of children from the Groton Parks and Recreation summer camp program visited the Sheep Farm to explore and dip their nets into a pool in the stream next to the waterfall. The program was so popular, a waiting list was created. Sometimes shy, and at first reluctant to get wet, the children quickly found the cool water fine, and eagerly joined in the fun and the experience of learning about benthic invertebrates.

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The Grass has Finally Stopped Growing!

 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

During the summer months GOSA stewardship concentrates on keeping the grass mowed in the parking areas and trails.  October brings cooler temperatures and GOSA stewardship works on the many other projects that keep our properties maintained.

Big News!

GOSA has purchased a Brush Hog and our work party on Oct 2nd was it debut.
The new brush hog was used to expand the parking area at the Rte. 184 entrance to Candlewood Ridge and it saved us many man hours.
GOSA’s hardworking crew did an outstanding job trimming trees, invasives and moving brush. Thanks to Vicki, Marie, Joan, Lynn, Ryan, Landon, Dan N., Dan O., John, Chet, Bruce and Tom for a job well done and some laughs along the way!

If you would like to join our fun group just fill out the volunteer form or email [email protected] and you will be added to our Stewardship emails. We meet at least once a week. Let us know if weekdays or weekends work best for you.

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GOSA COMMUNITY OUTREACH

October 5, 2019

GOSA hosted a booth at the Groton Fall Festival, a community event sponsored by the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce and Groton Parks and Recreation. Over 100 vendors and 5000 attendees attend this free event to learn about our community.

It was heart warming to meet and talk with old friends and new acquaintances and enjoy the children who are our future land stewards and advocates of open space.

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