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September 2018

Where the Wild Things Eat Fall Feast

September 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

At the Sheep Farm (255 Hazelnut Hill Road, Groton) Sit back and enjoy a musical concert of acoustic/electric, folk and indie rock which will be comprised of mostly original songs by local musician Will Evans. Full Event Tickets (Food & Music Tickets) will include music and a meal comprised of chicken, mac & cheese, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw and a green salad (made by Carson's Store) followed by Sift Bake Shop Mystic cookies, brownies, and watermelon for dessert. Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island beer…

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October 2018

Groton Fall Festival 2018

October 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

FREE, open to the public and Family Friendly! Visit GOSA volunteers at our table at the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce Groton Fall Festival! Read more about this family friendly event at: https://www.mysticchamber.org/events/groton-fall-festival

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Birding Hike at Avery Farm

October 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

FREE and Open to the public Join GOSA on a Birding Hike with Pat Tamborra, a retired high school teacher from Norwich and an active birder for 40 years. Bring binoculars and water. Not suitable for young children. No pets please. Parking on dirt lot at the end of Lambtown Road.

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Botany Hike at Candlewood Hill Wildlife Management Area

October 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

FREE and open to the public Join Whitney Adams, GOSA’s botanist, for a hike to explore the varied plant life living in the newest State Wildlife Management Area. Difficult terrain with some steep inclines. Wear hiking boots, long pants, closed toed shoes. No pets please.

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2018 GOSA Annual Meeting

October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FREE and Open to the Public Latham Chester Store- 108 Main Street, Noank Join GOSA for our Annual Meeting where you can hear and ask questions about all the accomplishments our volunteers have achieved this year! Our business meeting is short and up first, followed by Keynote Speaker, Doug Schwartz who will discuss the Topic: New London County's Diverse Geology. "Perhaps no location in the world possesses such diverse geological features as our county. It hosts a former tectonic plate…

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Botany Hike at Avery Farm

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

FREE and Open to the Public Join Whitney Adams, GOSA’s botanist, for a hike to explore the varied plant life living in the Avery Farm Nature Preserve. Easy Terrain Wear long pants, closed toed shoes. No pets please. From Route 184, turn onto Lambtown Rd and follow to the end. Parking in dirt parking lot.

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November 2018

Work Party at Beebe Cove Vista

November 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join GOSA volunteers on the shore to remove invasives and improve the view for us all! Equipment provided. Wear long pants and gloves. Parking on the east side of Elm Street, Route 215 north of Brook Street intersection in Noank or on a side street near this location.

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Work Party at Candlewood Ridge

November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join with other GOSA volunteers as we do trail restoration work... there's nothing like the feeling of accomplishment when you see the trail reappear! Equipment and training provided. Wear long pants and gloves. From Route 184, turn onto Lambtown Rd. Left onto Larchmont Terrace, parking at the end of the cul-de-sac.

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March 2019

Geology Walking Tour DATE CHANGE

March 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

FREE and open to the Public What: Explore an ancient rift valley, one of two in Groton, where the earth’s tectonic plates once collided. The rift valley extends from Lantern Hill to Noank Peninsula, passing through Pequot Woods Park. Led by Doug Schwartz, presenter at GOSA's 2018 annual meeting, who highlighted unique geological features found in and around Groton Where: Meet at the southern trailhead of Pequot Woods Park, located north of Rt 1 in Groton, opposite Sharon Drive Parking:…

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April 2019

The Merritt Family Forest Cleanup

April 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

FREE and open to the Public Join us on our first Earth Month clean-up event of 2019 at The Merritt Family Forest. You'll be surprised at what we find! Park on Flanders Rd at the intersection of Rte 1. Please no young children or dogs as the area is busy with traffic. Tools, bags, equipment provided- feel free to bring your own gloves.

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