[CT Birds] Conservation Challenge for Earth Day

Larry Bausher lpbausher at comcast.net
Tue Apr 2 17:21:48 EDT 2013

At the risk of being somewhat off topic, I am posting the following  
notice involving an opportunity for participation in environmental  

The Milford Conservation Commission has issued a "50K by Earth Day"  
litter pickup challenge to pick up 50,000 pieces of litter in Milford- 
one for each resident! The New Haven Bird Club will participate by  
cleaning up a stretch of Indian River located behind the Milford  
Crossing Shopping Center (1411 Boston Post Rd., Milford, CT, 06460- 
the Walmart shopping center, just east of the Connecticut Post Mall)  
on Sunday, April 7th. We will post our litter tally on the Milford  
Conservation Commission's facebook page.

This area has been identified by the CT DEEP as a significant natural  
community for spawning ocean and freshwater fish species using the  
Clark Pond Fishway, as well as other species of special concern.  
Since it is surrounded on all sides by parking lots or roads, a  
particular concern is a meadow full of plastic shopping bags ready to  
travel down to Gulf Pond and Long Island Sound. Not good for wildlife  
nor our beloved birds!

The NHBC "50K by Earth Day" will take place Sunday, April 7th (rain  
date 4-14-13) from 12 noon to 4 pm. Come for all or part of the time.  
Designated parking is along the fence behind Home Goods. The trail is  
short and flat, but muddy in places. Wear boots and work gloves.  
Trash bags will be provided, as well as subs and drinks. And do bring  
family and friends! (Tell your teens we will have forms for community  
service hours for scouts, graduation from high school with  
distinction, etc.)

For more information call Winie Wirth 203-859-2971, Conservation Co- 
Chair, NHBC

Larry Bausher
NHBC Publicity Director

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