Friday, December 4, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
The state has just released its five year assessment of water quality in the French and Quinebaug watersheds. Significant findings from our program, and associated recommendations are included. To all who have volunteered for our program, (I count 35) thank you.
Monday, October 26, 2009
On October 24, members of the Dudley Conservation Land Trust, the French River Connection, donors and friends met to dedicate Leovich Landing for public use. The event was attended by Senator Richard T Moore and three members of the Oxford Board of Selectmen. DCLT and FRC officers thanked donors who contributed to the purchase of the land, and the many people who have worked to clear it of junk and invasives.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
On October 8, The French River Connection and the town of Webster signed an agreement to lease 1.66 acres of riverfront property in downtown Webster for at least 15 years from Holden Block LLC for $1.00. This will become French River Park, the anchor to the Webster Riverwalk which is an urban section of the French River Greenway. Execution of the lease opens the door to a grant from the Webster Redevelopment Authority to begin engineering, permitting, and construction.
Monday, August 10, 2009
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The Dam Trail Race held Saturday August 8 at Hodges Village in Oxford was a great success. 117 runners finished the race, up from 104 last year. The weather was perfect and the runners were very pleased with the course laid out by race director John Grenier. Thanks to John and to the many volunteers, and to donations from local businesses of food and prizes, we were able to net $1500 for the French River Connection.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Fundraising for purchase of the property was accomplished by a partnership consisting of the Dudley Conservation Land Trust, the French River Connection, and an Oxford Citizens' Committee. In addition to many individual, business, and organizational donations and the state grant, funds were received from the Fields Pond Foundation, the Bafflin Foundation, and the town of Oxford.
Purchase of this property completes a long-standing French River Connection goal.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
On May 6, the Oxford town meeting voted $5000 to purchase the Conservation Restriction for Leovich Landing. This brings total contributions and pledges to over $63,000, enough to purchase the property. We are still in need of contributions to pay closing costs and to support initial stewardship of the land.
Monday, April 20, 2009
On April 18, paddlers inaugurated the Greenbrier Water Trail in Oxford. A new launch site, constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers and French River Connection volunteers, was dedicated in a ceremony as part of the Last Green Valley's Source to Sea program. Naturalist Jean Hixson led approximately twenty boats on the three mile paddle. Here is a slideshow of the event
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Wednesday April 8 at 7:00pm
7:00 Call to Order
7:05 Introduction to the Black Tavern: Ed Bazinet
7:10 Minutes of January meeting: Elaine Parker
7:15 2009 YTD Treasurers report: Sheila Veideman
7:20 2008 in review: Ken Parker
7:40 2009 activities: Ken Parker
7:55 Election of Directors
8:05 Guest Address: Colleen Abrams, President, Wachusett Greenways
8:30 Adjourn for refreshments and fellowship
The Board will meet for a few minutes after adjournment
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
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