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Eastern Connecticut Conservation District (ECCD)

Norwich office:

Eastern Connecticut Conservation District
238 West Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360
860-319-8806

Brooklyn office:

Eastern Connecticut Conservation District
139 Wolf Den Road Brooklyn, CT 06234
860-774-9600 x 13
 

 

Sampling of Workshops from Previous Years

 

Woodstock Source to Sea Event

In 2009, our staff was on hand to answer questions about aquatic invasive plants, small farm best management practices and provide advice on back yard conservation practices at a 2009 event cosponsored by ECCD and the Woodstock Conservation Commission as part of the 2009 The Last Green Valley Source to Sea Expedition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flame Weeding Workshop:

In 2010, ECCD, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and the UCONN Cooperative Extension System presented a special workshop on Flame Weeding for Invasive Shrub Control. This method is a potentially useful non-chemical means to control invasive Japanese Barberry but not all types of invasive plant species.

 

U.N. Children's Workshop:

In July of 2004 this workshop was held on the the outflow of Miller Pond in Quaker Hill. About 25 kids from all over the world, and their chaperones, were given an afternoon lesson in evaluating water quality by the District.

 

 

 

Best Forest Management Workshop:

This workshop was held on the District's Stewardship Forest Land. Participants were given practical instructions by professional foresters in the art and practice of sustainable forest management

Annual Thames River Basin Partnership Floating Workshop:

This is one of our most popular workshops that we co-sponsor. It includes a classroom session followed by an on-water field experience. Each year's workshop centers on a different theme within the greater Thames River watershed. 

 

 

Town Commissioner Training:

These workshops are conducted at the request of municipal land use commissions. Requests center on erosion and sediment control issues, riparian buffers, invasive plant control, and other environmental concerns.

 

Real Estate Professionals and Developers Workshops:

These workshops cater to professionals seeking accreditation for their license renewal. Subjects include septic systems, well-water issues, soils and wetlands with an emphasis on conservation of natural resources.

 

 

Klemens Planning for Nature (Vernal Pool) Workshops:

These workshops were held throughout the state by the Districts in order to educate commissioners and citizens about the science and the importance of our unique and valuable vernal pools

Erosion and Sediment Control Workshops:

These workshops were held throughout the state by the Districts in order to educate commissioners and professional staff on the updated Connecticut Manual for E&S Guidelines.

 

If you are interesting in our upcoming workshops or our calendar of events or have further questions please call us

 

Connecticut Envirothon

The Connecticut Envirothon is a natural resource based education program started in 1992 by the state's Soil and Water Conservation Districts. This high school level program promotes environmental awareness, knowledge, and stewardship through education and team competition.

 

Throughout the year Envirothon teams work with a teacher/advisor on curriculum materials in the study areas of Soils, Aquatics, Wildlife, Forestry and Current Environmental Issues.

 

Then in May, teams meet for a day-long, fun filled field competition. Teams work together on practical, environmental problem solving and hands-on challenges. In addition, each team prepares a short oral presentation on a real life environmental problem and presents it to a panel of experts.

 

The winning Envirothon team earns the chance to represent our state at the annual North American Envirothon, a weeklong summertime event. The Connecticut team competes for scholarships and other prizes against about 60 other teams from the USA and Canada.

Visit the Connecticut Envirothon website (Exit ECCD) to learn about how to “Take the Natural Challenge.”

Currently, the Connecticut Envirothon is seeking sponsors for this great program.  If you can help out, contact Barb at North Central Conservation District at 860-875-3881.

 


 

 

Not a subscriber to our free newsletter? We would be happy to Mail you one. Send us your mailing info here. Otherwise view our past newsletters below.

 Winter 17 newsletter (includes plant sale information)

Summer 15 newsletter

Winter 14/15 Newsletter

Summer 13 Our Summer '13 newsletter is downloadable here.  It includes information on our trout fingerling sale.

Previous Newsletters

Our Winter '13newsletter is downloadable here

Our Summer '12 newsletter is downloadable here

Our Winter '11 newsletter is downloadable here

Our Summer '11 newsletter is downloadable here

Our Winter '10/11 newsletter is downloadable here
Our Summer '10 newsletter is downloadable here

Our Winter '09 Newsletter is downloadable here (351kb file).

Our Summer 'O8 Newsletter is downloadable here (409 kb file)

Our Winter '08 Newsletter is downloadable here (195kb file)

Our Summer '07 Newsletter is downloadable here (203 file)

Our Winter '07 Newsletter is downloadable here (135kb file)

Our Summer '06 Newsletter is downloadable here (320kb file).

Our Winter '06 Newsletter is downloadable here (670kb file).

Our Summer '05 Newsletter can be downloaded here (670kb file).

Our Winter 05' can be downloaded here.

Our Summer '04 can be downloaded here.

Our Winter '04 can be downloaded here.

 

 

 

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