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September 2020

Foraging New Canaan: Wild, Edible Plants

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Watson-Symington Preserve, 100-110 Wellesley Dr
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This program is co-sponsored by the New Canaan Land Trust and New Canaan Library. Please register on the Library’s event page (link coming soon). Join expert forager “Wildman” Steve Brill, for a delicious walk through the New Canaan Land Trust’s Watson-Symington Preserve. Along the way, Steve will point out many of the edible plants that can be found in our region, giving participants a chance to snack during the walk. Steve will also discuss the proper way to identify, prepare,…

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October 2020

The Resurgence of the American Chestnut: A Grassroots Effort to Save one of America’s Iconic Trees

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This program is co-sponsored by the New Canaan Land Trust and New Canaan Library. Please register on the Library’s event page (link coming soon). The American chestnut was once the dominant tree in our forests. A century ago, it was eradicated from the landscape by a fungal blight and declared functionally extinct. Learn the story of the American chestnut and the efforts to bring this iconic tree back to the eastern woodlands with Jack Swatt, CT Chapter President of the…

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Earth Day 50.5: Celebratory Concert at Town Hall

October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Town Hall, 77 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The COVID-19 outbreak forced us to postpone our celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. But fear not! We're still planning to celebrate this milestone on October 22nd, exactly 6 months after the true 50th anniversary of Earth Day. We'll call it Earth Day 50.5 Join the New Canaan Land Trust on the Town Hall Green for a free, family-friendly concert. We'll be Celebrating Earth Day 50.5 with classic tunes played by New Canaan's own Nick Depuy. Expect Depuy’s acoustic…

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