Watershed Management Workshop

Join us for a workshop on managing property to improve the health of the watersheds that lead into Long Island Sound

Saturday, June 29, 2019
9:00am - Lyme, Connecticut

Location Details

Lyme Library Community Room

482 Hamburg Road, Lyme, 06371

Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend this or any Lyme Forest Block workshop (space is limited to 30 people per workshop). If you have any questions, contact Genevieve Nuttall, Bird Conservation Programs Associate, at

We will meet at the Lyme Library for a short presentation before heading into a field site in East Haddam to survey river health!

Watershed Management Workshop

June 29, 2019 - Lyme, CT

Let us know if you can attend this workshop by sending an RSVP. You can use this link to register for other workshops in our series, too! Please note that there is a maximum capacity of 30 people at each workshop.
RSVP Here!

Join Pat Young and/or Anthony Irving as they teach us about watershed friendly habitat management. As members of the Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Watershed Coordinating Committee, Pat and Anthony are passionate about the Lyme Forest Block, its watershed, and the enormous diversity of habitats that provide support for a wide variety of birds all year round.

This free event is sponsored by Audubon Connecticut and is part of the Workshop Series offered by the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project—an initiative launched by Audubon Connecticut, in partnership with the Eightmile River Wild and Scenic Coordinating Committee, The Nature Conservancy, local land trusts, and municipalities.

Did you know that Connecticut's woodlands are home to some of the highest concentration of bird species breeding in the continental United States? In 2016, the Lyme Forest Block was recognized by National Audubon Society and the state of Connecticut as an Important Bird Area. Unfortunately, many birds are experiencing long-term population declines in the area, but local landowners and residents can learn how to help halt these declines.

More About the Project: The Lyme Forest Block Important Bird Area (IBA) is a woodland habitat in six towns in southeastern Connecticut (East Haddam, Colchester, Lyme, Old Lyme, East Lyme, and Salem). The goal of the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project is to engage landowners in the IBA and teach them about forest birds and bird-friendly woodland management (especially for Wood Thrush and Cerulean Warbler).

We invite the community to participate in a series of bird walks, presentations, workshops, and work days in each of the six towns over the next year with the hope that landowners will attend the events and gain useful knowledge about birds and habitat management. To learn more and view the project event list, visit the Lyme Forest Conservation Project web page.

Other Upcoming Events

North American Butterfly Count

North American Butterfly Count

Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 10:00am



Managing Woodland Habitat Workshop

Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 9:00am



Invasive Plant Workshop

Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 9:30am


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