How do you clear 5 miles of trail through rugged country and the densest laurel you’ve ever seen? You bring in an Americorps crew!
On Sunday, September 21st at 9 a.m., The Friends of Goodwin Forest and CFPA will sponsor the Goodwin Forest Trail Run. The 10K and 30K runs commemorate the 50th anniversary of the gift of Goodwin State Forest to the people of Connecticut. Register early for $20 entry fee ($15 for the 50+ crowd), as "day of" registration increases both by $10. To register or for more information, visit www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org
By Lynn Kochiss
Do you wonder what is crawling under leaf litter or what is in the pond at Highlawn Forest? Do you perhaps need help in identifying invasive species such as Asian Bittersweet, Multiflora Rose or poison ivy? Just ask any one of our 5 new CFPA Junior Conservation Ambassadors for help! They would be glad to answer these questions and teach you even more about Connecticut’s forests.
By Jennifer Benner
Since 1929, avid Connecticut hikers have enjoyed access to nature via the CFPA Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails System. Since the 1990s, however, the benefits of trails have notably reached far beyond the hiking and outdoors community. Recognizing that trails provide health, education, and economic benefits, more and more interest groups are embracing the use and stewardship of footpaths.