Avalonia members, friends and the general public are all invited to join us at Avalonia’s 45th Annual Meeting, Wednesday May 15th at 7 p.m at the Lisbon Community Center Barn, 19 South Burnham Highway, Lisbon, to celebrate our achievements in acquisition and stewardship and to meet and honor the members, volunteers and donors who make it all possible. We will have the usual business meeting at which we elect our officers and board for the new fiscal year starting June 1st, 2013, but we hope to keep that brief so as to allow the maximum amount of time for celebration, social interaction and of course our evening’s program: On The Wild Side: Exploring the Flora and Fauna of The Last Green Valley to be presented by Bill Reid, Chief Ranger of The Last Green Valley (TLGV), a conservation and National Heritage corridor located in the river valleys of the Quinebaug and Shetucket.
Several of Avalonia’s recent acquisitions lie within TLGV, which includes the towns of Griswold, Lisbon, Preston and Sprague: Burleson Woodlands (20 acres, purchased in 2009), Linnea Richardson Nature Preserve (20 acres, bequeathed, 2010) Peltiers’ Lost Pond Preserve (45 acres, donated, 2010) Scola Preserve (including Burton’s Island in Pachaug Pond) (75 acres, donated 2011) , Dutka Family Preserve( 17 acres, donated 2012) , Robe Conservation Restriction, (40 acres, donated 2012), all in Griswold, and in addition the Greenwood Tract in Preston (30 acres, purchased 2011).
Light refreshments will be served and there will be prizes. Please join us to celebrate our achievements and to meet your fellow members.