The EasternConnecticutConservationDistrict (ECCD), in partnership with the Towns of Preston and Ledyard and The Last Green The Last Green Valley, is sponsoring a clean-up of Poquetanuck Cove, an embayment of the Thames River in Preston and Ledyard. The clean-up will be held on Saturday, June 8th (rain date Saturday, June 15th). Paddlers are especially sought as most of the Cove is best accessed by water, but land based clean up is also a priority. Check in will begin at 9 am the Brookside Café parking area, Route 2a in Preston. Volunteers will be assigned clean-up areas when they register. Please call Judy Rondeau at 860-887-4163 Ext. 401 to sign up. After the clean up events, there will be light refreshments for the volunteers involved in the clean up.
ECCD has been working with local stakeholders to develop a Poquetanuck Cove Conservation Action Plan to protect the cove from degradation. In an online survey, nearly half the respondents expressed concern about trash in the cove. To see the other outcomes of the Poquetanuck Cove Opinion Survey, please visit www.ConserveCT.org/Eastern, click on Current Projects and then the Poquetanuck Cove CAP tab. The Poquetanuck Cove Conservation Action Planning Process has been funded in part by a grant through the Long Island Sound Study.
Photo by Rick Newton.