Events

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Brought to you by the members and the naturalists of the Broad Brook Coalition (BBC).

Event Information:

  • Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017

    Work Day: Pulling Water Chestnut on Fitzgerald Lake

    9am to NoonNorth Farms Road entrance at Fitzgerald Lake
    Volunteer day

    We would like to invite you once again to participate in our water chestnut control efforts. Our next pull date is scheduled for 9 a.m. till noon on September 16, and we'd like to get as many people out on the lake as possible as this is the optimal time of year for controlling the proliferation of this invasive plant. As before, we want to have a crew lined up in advance and we hope that you will be able to join us.

    Please let us know if you'll be able to help us on September 16. Those of you with kayaks and canoes are particularly encouraged to participate, but come along even if you don't have a boat as there are almost always spare seats in canoes as well as jobs at the dock.

    There are two ways to sign up. Either reply to the Doodle poll at:

    http://doodle.com/poll/4mnb7cpic7dxrddy
    or send an email to info@broadbrookcoalition.org.

    Many thanks in advance for considering this request. We look forward to your participation.

Walks & Talks

  • Sat
    26
    Aug
    2017

    Night Sounds at Fitzgerald Lake with Molly Hale

    8:30pm - 10pm
    Walks & Talks

    Take a walk to explore the sounds of the woods and shoreline at night. We’ll be on trails using flashlights (bring your own, plus extra batteries). We’ll talk about the sounds we hear and also spend several minutes experiencing the dark in silence. To hone our hearing to the sounds of the wild, we’ll request people to refrain from much talking while we walk. Be prepared for mosquitoes and ticks. Adults and children welcome, but space is limited to 10 participants; please call Molly at 413-585-0791 or 413-336-1348 to register.

    Molly has been an active participant with BBC for many years, leading walks, advising us on habitat and wildlife issues, and serving on the Board of Directors. She teaches natural history at Greenfield Community College, works for Conservation Works, LLC, and does project work for state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.

    Free. Space limited.

Volunteer days

  • Sat
    19
    Aug
    2017

    Work Day: Pulling Water Chestnut on Fitzgerald Lake

    9am to NoonNorth Farms Road entrance at Fitzgerald Lake
    Volunteer day

    We would like to invite you once again to participate in our water chestnut control efforts. Our next pull date is scheduled for 9 a.m. till noon on Saturday, August 19 (as well as on September 16), and we'd like to get as many people out on the lake as possible as this is the optimal time of year for controlling the proliferation of this invasive plant. As before, we want to have a crew lined up in advance and we hope that you will be able to join us.

    Please let us know if you'll be able to help us on August 19 (as well as on September 16). Those of you with kayaks and canoes are particularly encouraged to participate, but come along even if you don't have a boat as there are almost always spare seats in canoes as well as jobs at the dock.

    There are two ways to sign up. Either reply to the Doodle poll at:

    http://doodle.com/poll/4mnb7cpic7dxrddy
    or send an email to info@broadbrookcoalition.org.

    Many thanks in advance for considering this request. We look forward to your participation.

  • Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017

    Work Day: Pulling Water Chestnut on Fitzgerald Lake

    9am to NoonNorth Farms Road entrance at Fitzgerald Lake
    Volunteer day

    We would like to invite you once again to participate in our water chestnut control efforts. Our next pull date is scheduled for 9 a.m. till noon on September 16, and we'd like to get as many people out on the lake as possible as this is the optimal time of year for controlling the proliferation of this invasive plant. As before, we want to have a crew lined up in advance and we hope that you will be able to join us.

    Please let us know if you'll be able to help us on September 16. Those of you with kayaks and canoes are particularly encouraged to participate, but come along even if you don't have a boat as there are almost always spare seats in canoes as well as jobs at the dock.

    There are two ways to sign up. Either reply to the Doodle poll at:

    http://doodle.com/poll/4mnb7cpic7dxrddy
    or send an email to info@broadbrookcoalition.org.

    Many thanks in advance for considering this request. We look forward to your participation.

  • North Farms Rd. entrance is off Bridge Rd., N. off Mountain St. or N. Maple St. in Florence.
  • Cooke Avenue entrance is off Hatfield St., which runs behind the WalMart/Big Y shopping center, to the end of Cooke Avenue (former Moose Lodge). Park only on the right side.
  • Coles Meadow Road entrance is on the eastern end of FLCA, about 0.7 miles from North King Street (Routes 5/10). Park carefully on the street.