The North Stonington Citizens Land Alliance
1. WET: Become a citizen scientist, get out there and learn to take water quality samples from NS lakes, ponds, or brooks for URI’S WATERSHED WATCH program in which we have taken part for over 20 years. After a 3-hour initial training at the Kingston, RI lab in April , the tri-season water testing dates are in May-July-
October. We pay, it does not cost you any money, all equipment and testing materials aresupplied. It can be a great NS experience and special as part of your college or business references. Let us hear from you.
Shunock River, North Stonington, CT
2. DRY: On Saturday, June 1, 2019 10am – 12 pm, as part of CT Trails Day across the entire state, show up at the Upper Trailhead to our 75 acre FOWLER GRINDSTONE PRESERVE, .2 mile up Fowler Road on the right. Park to the left of the driveway or on the road. (Note a neighbor also uses this driveway so be sure to not park on their property.)
Explore this 75-acre preserve with its rows of ancient stone walls, two enormous glacial erratics, the confluence of Pendleton Hill and Hetchel Swamp brooks,paths through the forest, rocky outcroppings, narrow foot paths and an old logging road. Tim Crandall will lead the hike along with Bill Hixson.
This hike is great for families, nature enthusists and dogs on a leash.
Trail maps will be available. Date: June 1, 2019 Time: 10am-12pm.
Total Distance (miles): about 2 miles, less if the shorter loop trail is taken.
Stone walls of North Stonington