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History of Making Charcoal in Connecticut

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:00am - Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 11:45am
James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
23 Potter Road
Hampton, Connecticut 06247
Event Type: 
Outdoor Recreation
All are welcome
Event Description: 

This presentation is open to everyone interested in learning about the history of making charcoal in Connecticut. Master Naturalist Lance Hansen will present his research and discuss his project of creating a demonstration charcoal mound along the red/white trail in the Goodwin State Forest. After the presentation, we invite participants to take a hike to see the charcoal mound demonstration first hand. 

Lance Hansen is a Master Naturalist graduate, trail manager, Master Wildlife Conservationist, Farmington River Steward, town of Canton representative for the Farmington River Coordinating Committee, and an employee in the Wildlife Division at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (amongst many other things).


Inclement Weather: 
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Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP recommended
For Questions, Contact: 
Jasper Sha
(860) 455-9534

This event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.

The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Education Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.