Upcoming Events

August 2019

  • Saturday August 10, 8:30pm to 9:30pm
    Perseid Meteor Shower Campfire and S’mores “The FALPS in Our Stars” (take 2). Meet at Matthies Grove Picnic Area pavilion.
  • Friday August 16, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
    FALPS Friday Night at the Pavilion. History of Connecticut State Parks with DEEP State Parks Historian, Al Levere.
    There will be a short 20 minute video shown in the pavilion with a question/answer period afterward.

State Parks History – YouTube

State Parks History – DEEP Website

Connecticut State Parks – A Centennial Overview 1913-2013 – PDF Booklet

  • Sunday August 18, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    FALPS Eco Printing Workshop with MWC Gail Cameron. Meet at Peoples State Forest Nature Museum, Greenwoods Road and Matthies Grove Pollinator Garden.

FALPS AUGUST VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Sunday August 18, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
    Invasive plant species work with FRCC Betsy Corrigan. Please bring eye protection, loppers, hand saw, work gloves, and water.
  • Saturday August 24, 9:00am to noon
    Matthies Grove Pollinator Garden. Please bring eye protection, shovel, rake, work gloves, and water.

Connecticut Native Tree and Shrub Availability List

September 2019

  • Sunday September 15, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
    FALPS 5th Annual Meeting – Keynote Speaker (TBD). Meet at Matthies Grove Pavilion.
  • Friday September 20, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
    Final 2019 FALPS Friday Night at the Pavilion “History of Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA)” with Executive Director, Eric Hammerling.

90 Years of the Blue Blazed Hiking Trails

  • Saturday September 21, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    “90th Anniversary of the CFPA Blue-Blaze Trails group hike – from pavilion to boardwalk, 3.5 mile loop, easy to moderate terrain and Wildlife Encounters Storytelling” with Mat Jobin. Meet at Matthies Grove Pavilion, 105 East River Road.

FALPS SEPTEMBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Sunday September 15, 9:00am to 12:00 noon
    Invasive plant species work with FRCC Betsy Corrigan. Please bring eye protection, loppers, hand saw, work gloves, and water.
  • Saturday September 28, 11:00am to 5:00pm
    White Memorial Conservation Center – Family Nature Day – FALPS information booth.

Past Events

  • FALPS Friday Night at the Pavilion Civilian Conservation Corps & Youth Conservation Corps program
  • FALPS Full Moon Night Hike 
  • Group hike with Jim Starble
  • Nature Photography Workshop with Paul Edwards
  • “Learn to Bird” hike with John Weeks
  • “Vernal Pools” with James Arrigoni
  • Hike and Explore the forest from “Off the Beaten Trails” 
  • Wildflower Walk with Erik Landgraf
  • Bluebirds and monitoring Bluebird boxes with Master Wildlife Conservationist Fred Lowman
  • FALPS 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day hike with Paul“Hart to Hart”land
  • Native Vegetation Plantings for  Wildlife with DEEP Wildlife Biologist, Peter Picone
  • FALPS 2nd  Annual Pre-Superbowl group hike with Ralph Scarpino
  • Winter Tree Identification with Master Naturalist, Lynn Kochiss
  • FALPS Pine Cone Ornament Craft and Holiday Nature Gift Wrapping
  • Christmas in Riverton FALPS walking stick crafting activity
  • Hawk Watch with John Weeks
  • Friday Night at the Pavilion
  • FALPS 4th Annual Meeting
  • “S’mores, Meteors and Tales”–About 10 hardy, adventurous souls turned out for our event, S’mores, Meteors and Tales, last night, Saturday, August 11th. What a blast we had learning about meteors, swapping stories and eating s’mores! Meteors, no doubt, were up there in the sky streaking by, but blocked by clouds. Thanks to Shaw from, “The Lakeville Journal” for stopping by! FALPS Friday Night at the Pavilion Civilian Conservation Corps & Youth Conservation Corps program,
  • FALPS Full Moon Night Hike 
  • Group hike with Jim Starble
  • Nature Photography Workshop with Paul Edwards
  • “Learn to Bird” hike with John Weeks
  • “Vernal Pools” with James Arrigoni
  • Hike and Explore the forest from “Off the Beaten Trails” 
  • Wildflower Walk with Erik Landgraf
  • Bluebirds and monitoring Bluebird boxes with Master Wildlife Conservationist Fred Lowman
  • FALPS 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day hike with Paul“Hart to Hart”land
  • Native Vegetation Plantings for  Wildlife with DEEP Wildlife Biologist, Peter Picone
  • FALPS 2nd  Annual Pre-Superbowl group hike with Ralph Scarpino
  • Winter Tree Identification with Master Naturalist, Lynn Kochiss
  • FALPS Pine Cone Ornament Craft and Holiday Nature Gift Wrapping
  • Christmas in Riverton FALPS walking stick crafting activity
  • Hawk Watch with John Weeks
  • Friday Night at the Pavilion
  • FALPS 4th Annual Meeting
  • “S’mores, Meteors and Tales”–About 10 hardy, adventurous souls turned out for our event, S’mores, Meteors and Tales, last night, Saturday, August 11th. What a blast we had learning about meteors, swapping stories and eating s’mores! Meteors, no doubt, were up there in the sky streaking by, but blocked by clouds. Thanks to Shaw from, “The Lakeville Journal” for stopping by!