Conservation

Nov. 4th: Volunteers Needed to Help Restore the East Aspetuck

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November 4, 2018 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join Us To Remove Vines and Invasives on the East Aspetuck River in New Milford
Help us restore a wild trout stream and learn more about this great river this Sunday, Nov. 4 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pratt Nature Center, at 163 Paper Mill Road in New Milford.
We will be removing vines and invasive plants from along the banks of the East Aspetuck River as part of a Trout Unlimited Embrace A Stream grant we received last fall. We will return to the site this coming spring to replant the area with native trees such as sycamore and maple and shrubs such as spicebush and witch hazel.

Volunteers should wear boots and long pants, and bring gloves and loppers if you have them, CVTU will also provide equipment and supplies. Bring friends, family, your children and fishing buddies to pitch in. and help us on this important project.

Following the work, Jeff Yates, TU’s Director of Volunteer Operations will lead a site walk along the river to discuss some of the issues facing the stream and ways to address them. (He’ll also point out all the good trout habitat where you might find a willing fish or two!)