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NETWORKING AND COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT - Appalachian Trail Butterfly Habitat Clean-Up and Breakfast Reception

  • Saturday, September 28, 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Kent, CT

 

Little Metalmark photograph courtesy of Dennis Von Linden

SAVE THE DATE!!!

SWEP NETWORKING AND COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT

CO-HOSTED WITH THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB

Appalachian Trail Butterfly Habitat Clean-Up and Breakfast Reception 


Location:  Kent, Connecticut

Time:  9:00 a.m. to approximately 2:30 p.m.

Date:  Saturday, September 28th                                   

SWEP's fall programming schedule is kicking off with a community volunteer event co-hosted with the Connecticut Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club (CT-AMC), which maintains the Appalachian Trail (affectionately known as the "A.T.") and related National Park Service land in Connecticut.  CT-AMC is one of thirty-one clubs that maintain the A.T. from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine on behalf of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

We are hoping you will join us in the great outdoors to help with habitat improvement for the Metalmark butterfly on Park Service lands. The Northern Metalmark is an extremely rare butterfly in Connecticut. The majority of the work involves removal of invasive species.  CT- AMC will supply the necessary tools for the work.  (Light and heavy work). SWEP will sponsor a light breakfast reception. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for you, your co-workers, friends and family.  Please email Beth Critton at bcritton@goodwin.com with any questions.

WHAT TO BRING:

Water, lunch and work gloves.  Long pants (rather than shorts) and insect repellant are recommended.

RECOMMENDED AGE FOR VOLUNTEERS:

Teenagers and adults (volunteers will be using sharp tools and trimming some pricker bushes which may be difficult for children).

More information and directions will be posted shortly – check back again soon!

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