Upcoming Events

October 2019

Friday, October 11th-Sunday, October 13th
Come visit our booth at the Riverton Fair. We’ll have info on our Forests, our projects, our upcoming events and Calendars, caps and t-shirts for sale! Come Support FALPS!

Sunday, October 20, 1-4:00 p.m.
Group Hike to see and experience the colors of Autumn! Meet at the Big Springs Youth Group Camping Area off of Greenwoods Road (north end).

November 2019

Sunday, November 3rd, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Come join Erik Landgraf and poet David Leff for relaxing hike through Peoples State Forest stepping aside frequently and pausing to listen to poetry.
Write your own or bring your favorite forest or nature inspired poetry and share with us along the trail. Meet at the Pavilion at Matthies Grove a little before 9 a.m.

Saturday, November 23rd, 1 p.m.
Join FALPS, the Barkhamsted Recreation Department and the Farmington River Steward for their Annual Before Thanksgiving Holiday Hike.
Hot apple cider, hot chocolate and cookies! Fun for the whole family. We will hike the beautiful Beaver Brook Marsh Boardwalk trail and through the forest. We will snack at the Boardwalk. Please RSVP by Friday, November 8th, to Donna Bastrzycki at barkhamstedrec@barkhamsted.us. Meet at the parking area on East River Road at the bottom of Greenwoods Road.

December 2019

Saturday, December 7th, Noon to 3 p.m.
Come join FALPS and make your own walking sticks with decorations to go with them.
Meet at the old Hitchcock Chair Factory (Riverton Storage). Free and open to all youngsters, including teens.

FALPS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Tuesday, November 5, 9:30 – noon.
Meet at the entrance to Austin Hawes Memorial campground on West River Road. We will focus on installing bog bridges on the Henry Buck and Turkey Vulture Ledges Trails. We will have to carry lumber and tools on the trail to the site. Depending upon the number of people available we may split into several groups. Please bring water, snacks, cordless drill. Work gloves and boots are a good idea. If the weather predicts showers we will probably still work. Cancellation will be by email so if there is a question check your email. We are hoping to get 6 high school students there to help us.

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!