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Save the Date!
GOSA Annual GALA , 6:00 pm on April 23
New Venue! Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa in Groton, CT
Click here for invitation, RSVP forms, menu and more!

 

 

Please click here or on the newsletter image to the left to read about the impact of “lawn-love” on the Sound, about some exciting ideas from our new town planner, and much more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rsz_least-tern-mating-ritual-long-beach-stratford-2-265x176Call for Volunteers!

Beach nesting birds are coming back! That means the race is on to install string fencing and signage around sensitive nesting areas used by birds like piping plover and least tern. The team from the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds has scheduled volunteer work parties starting next week and they’d love to have you join them!  They NEED YOU to join them! Click here for the schedule. 

We’re also looking for volunteers to help cleanup, greenup Haley Farm!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CKExplorersGOSAbackpacks CK Explorer’s Club

Click here to view the 2015 flyer and here to read an article about this wonderful program.

 

cropped-Walking-Tour-Avery-Farm-Ledyard-CT.jpgColonial Avery Farm Tours

Take a tour of 

…one of the most biologically diverse and valuable sites for conservation in eastern Connecticut.” Dr. Robert Askins,  Katherine Blunt Professor of Biology,  Connecticut College

Next tours: Sunday, April 12 at 2:00 pm and Sunday, May 3, 2:00 pm. Sign up at: gosamail@gmail.com. Click here to read more about the tour and for a map showing the location of Avery Farm and the parking lot. 

Avery Farm Fundraising Update

In announcing the grant for the Avery Farm and other open-space acquisitions last October, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy spoke about the importance to the people of Connecticut of these purchases.

AnnualAppealthermometerand piechart2014Preservation projects such as these,” said Malloy, “are fundamental to maintaining our high quality of life, protecting the immense natural beauty of our state, and making Connecticut a great place to live, work and raise a family.”

The thermometer and pie chart tell the story of the fund-raising progress GOSA has made so far.  Please click here to help us raise the remaining $300,000 needed to purchase Avery Farm. The Day’s editorial below, in support of GOSA’s fundraising efforts, is a wonderful read too.

 

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In an editorial titled Preserving Open Spaces for Posterity,  the Day’s editorial board encouraged their readers to support Avery Farm. If you have not yet read this wonderful editorial, please click here.

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Sheep Farm waterfall after a summer storm

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Town Meetings

Go to the Groton Town Website for a complete schedule of town meetings. The only town meetings listed on this GOSA page will be those of expected special environmental interest. Once you are in the town schedule, click on the calendar displayed and move forward and backward with plus and minus signs. For a video of Town Council meetings, click on GMTV on Groton home page and then on Streaming Video.