THE NEXT CALF ISLAND CLEAN-UP

 

8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Saturday, September 30, 2017

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Calf Island Conservancy (CIC), based in Greenwich, announces that its annual Fall Clean-Up of Calf Island will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017.  The Conservancy works in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge.  Members of the public are welcome to assist in maintaining trails and picking up debris, especially along the shore, while enjoying the Calf Island beach, woods, and salt marsh.  Participants will also have the opportunity to tend young saplings in the native tree plantation by removing invasive plants.

Volunteers will board a boat, courtesy of Beacon Point Marina, at the Grass Island Public Dock (entrance off Shore Road in the Belle Haven area of Greenwich).  Please arrive by 8:30 am for prompt departure at 9 am.  The boat will leave Calf Island at 12 noon.  Bring work gloves, work clothes, water, and insect repellent. 

The dock on Calf Island sustained damage during a recent winter storm.  Consequently, the boat to Calf Island may have to run up on the beach, and volunteers should be prepared to climb over the bow into shallow water to disembark or embark.  There are no restroom facilities on Calf Island.

Space on the Beacon Point Marina vessel is limited.  Please register for the island spruce-up by emailing Lucy Guillet at azucat@aol.com.  All volunteers must sign a waiver unless a previously signed waiver is on file with CIC.

Calf Island Conservancy, Inc., a non-profit group, works in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to promote conservation, stewardship, and environmental education of Calf Island, a 32-acre island located off the coast of Greenwich. To become a member of the CIC, please send a check for $25 to cover annual dues to Calf Island Conservancy, PO Box 5031, Greenwich CT 06831. Donations are also appreciated. Membership forms can be downloaded from CIC’s website: www.calfisland.org.

Contacts: President : Paul Barbian, 203 461-1097, barbian3015@gmail.com
                Secretary/Treasurer : Franklin Bloomer, 203 637-0031, hfbloomer@gmail.com

             

 

For further information check the Calf Island website: http://www.calfisland.org