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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!


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





AveryFarmwinterColonial 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.



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.


October 30, 2014

Click on the fall newsletter icon to read some great articles about: an Explorers Club for kids; threats to northeastern forests and birds; “rabbitat” restoration at Candlewood Ridge;  fundraising for Avery Farm; and much more!




October 2014   


GOSA Receives OSWLA Award!

GOSA is celebrating the award of an Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition (OSWLA) grant in the amount of $611,000 towards the purchase of Avery Farm!  Administered by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP),  the OSWLA grant  program provides financial support to local governments and land trusts in purchasing open space, using state bonds and funding from the 2005 Community Investment Act. Read full announcement… and/or click here to read The Day article.


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Another way to raise funds for GOSA is to use Amazon Smile.   Click here to find out how. It’s easy!






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.