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May 2019
Hello Friends and Members,

Going on now through May 5th is Screen-Free Week, with a multitude of activities each day to engage people of all ages. Have fun, discover, learn, and enjoy time away from devices. See the event listing.

We've also added several very exciting events for June. Keep reading to see the wonderful hikes, river cruise and sustainability gathering that we have planned, and mark your calendars!
 

In This Issue

  1. All Things Green, May 9
  2. Meet Your Greens, May 16
  3. CT Trails Weekend, June 1 & 2
  4. Sustainable Seafood Soiree, June 6
  5. RiverQuest Cruise, June 19
  6. Grantee Spotlight - Mystic Aquarium
  7. Social Media Snapshot - Repair Cafe

All Things Green

May 9

Did you know that Connecticut is a major producer of shellfish, including oysters and northern quahog clams, valued at greater than $30 million? For this month’s episode of All Things Green on iCRV Radio, we'll be talking with aquaculture specialist Anoushka Concepcion, an educator in residence at Connecticut Sea Grant. She'll tell us about Sea Grant's mission to contribute to the expansion of environmentally- and economically-sustainable marine aquaculture industries in Connecticut and the Northeast. 

Listen live 4 to 4:30pm online at iCRV Radio, or stream the replay anytime afterwards at All Things Green.

This episode might just whet your appetite for our Sustainable Seafood Soiree (see Save the Date further below!).

Meet Your Greens

May 16

Our May Meet Your Greens will be on Thursday, May 16th at Cinder + Salt, 520 Main Street, Middletown. Join us for drinks, snacks, and conversation 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Our guest speaker will be Jennifer Kleindienst, Sustainability Director at Wesleyan University.  Jen will share successes and challenges of promoting sustainability on campus, including student engagement, composting, promoting reusables, and integrating sustainability into the curriculum.

Cinder + Salt designs and creates eco-friendly and sustainable products that are innovative, stylish and fun, and made from clean, reusable waste with minimal carbon footprint.

Join us for socializing and to hear the guest speaker! Food and beverage provided courtesy of The Rockfall Foundation and Cinder + Salt.

Read more about Meet Your Greens here.

CT Trails Weekend

Connecticut hosts the largest National Trails Day® celebration in the nation. The Rockfall Foundation will be co-sponsoring the following two hikes. More info and a listing of all activities is at Connecticut Forest and Park.

June 1
Mica Ledges

Family Hike
10am in Durham

Join us for a fun all-ages exploratory hike on a wooded trail to a small cave and a beautiful pond. Guided by Everyone Outside, we will look at the latest beaver activity and wind our way back through a lovely forest with moss-covered boulders.
View from Mica Ledges

June 2
River Highlands Park

Hike & Ice Cream
1pm in Cromwell

Come explore Connecticut's newest State Park in a joint hike with the Sierra Club, passing pristine,
high vistas of the Connecticut River.  Discover a tiny, hidden beach and wooded highlands along the river. Ice cream stop afterwards.
View over the CT River

Save the Dates

Mark your calendars and keep an eye out for further details!

June 6

Sustainable Seafood Soiree

 

Join us for an evening of locally-sourced, farmed oyster and kelp delicacies, and learn about seafood sustainability in CT. Proceeds from our 3rd Annual Sustainable Seafood Soiree are to benefit Rockfall's community programming.

June 19

RiverQuest
Cruise

 

The June Meet Your Greens will be our annual RiverQuest boat ride. Enjoy the river and networking while we learn about the Connecticut River ecosystem from Captain Mark and Mindy Yuknat. Please note, this will be a Wednesday, not a Thursday.

Grantee Spotlight

Each month we feature a project by one of Rockfall's grant recipients.
 

Mystic Aquarium

Amphibian Conservation through Community Stewardship

Expanding upon the citizen science Amphibian Monitoring Program, community volunteers will assist in collecting data on the presence of chytrid in amphibian species in the CT River watershed. Amphibian surveys will be conducted in a variety of wetland habitats throughout Middlesex County to further conservation of amphibian species in the region and support public education on the decline of amphibian species.

Social Media Snapshot

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