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History of Charcoal Production in Connecticut!

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm - Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:45pm
CFPA Headquarters
16 Meriden Road
Middlefield, Connecticut 06481
Event Type: 
All are welcome
Event Description: 

Though once commonly found in Connecticut's woodlands, charcoal mounds have disappeared from the forests, leaving only small traces in the woods of their previous existence and prominence. In this presentation, 2015 Master Naturalist Apprentice, Lance Hansen, will discuss the art of charcoal production in CT - - a vanished forest-based occupation! Join us as Lance uncovers the process of charcoal production, and learn about the charcoal mound he's built at Goodwin Forest.

Parking Information: 
Parking is available at CFPA headquarters
Inclement Weather: 
Rain or Shine! The talk is indoors
Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP recommended
For Questions, Contact: 
Emma Kravet

The Connecticut Forest & Park Association protects forests, parks, walking trails, and open spaces for future generations by connecting people to the land. CFPA directly involves individuals and families, educators, community leaders, and volunteers to enhance and defend Connecticut's rich natural heritage. CFPA is a nonprofit organization that relies on members and supporters to carry out its mission.