Conservation

Japanese Stiltgrass Management Along the Eightmile River

Walk along and through the 1.3 mile stretch of the Eightmile River at Burnham Brook to identify and hand pull small patches of Japanese stiltgrass.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
9:30am - 2:00pmEast Haddam, Connecticut

Location Details

Burnham Brook Preserve

Jones Hill Road, East Haddam, 06423

Please meet at Burnham Brook on Jones Hill Road, immediately east of Hopyard Road, East Haddam.

Please note that this demonstration day requires a high level of physical activity. Participants should have strong legs and ankles, as we will be walking along, and likely through, the Eightmile River (water up to shins and knees, typically). Dress accordingly. 

Japanese Stiltgrass Management Along the Eightmile River

August 21, 2019 - East Haddam, CT

Let us know if you can attend this demonstration day by sending an RSVP. You can use this link to register for other demonstration days in our series, too!
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This free event is sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and Audubon Connecticut and is part of the Demonstration Day 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 demonstration 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.

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