Friday, April 9, 2010

Bike Raffle Tickets Available

We are raffling off a men's or women's Specialized Carmel 700 bicycle donated by Southbridge Bicycles.

Tickets are $5.00 or three for $10.00

The winner will by drawn at the Dam Trail Race on August 7.

Read the bike spec and see a larger image.

Visit our website to purchase tickets and support our projects!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Agenda Set for Annual Meeting

French River Connection Annual Meeting

April 14, 7pm

Black Tavern, Center Road, Dudley


7:00 Grab a cookie

7:10 Welcome---Ken

7:15 Minutes of January 2010 meeting---Elaine

7:20 Treasurer’s Report---Sheila

7:25 Water Quality Monitoring Certificates---Ken

7:30 Brief Progress Summary---Ken

7:45 Guest Speaker: Delpha Very, Putnam CT Office of Economic and Community Development Ms. Very will describe her experiences developing the riverfront in Putnam CT. Her “lessons learned” will help us develop public riverfront.

8:15 Bike raffle kick-off---Ken

8:25 Election of Directors

3 year term--Tim Bell, nominations from the floor

3 year term--Ken Parker, nominations from the floor

1 year term--nominations from the floor, must be willing to serve

8:40 Other business

8:50 Adjourn for refreshments


There will be a short board meeting immediately following.

New members are invited to join at this meeting only at a 50% discount, and receive a screensaver

Notecards and bike raffle tickets will be available for purchase.

Leovich Landing Project Moves Ahead

J&D Civil Engineers have completed engineering of Leovich Landing in Oxford. The site includes a canoe/kayak launch, parking lot, revegetation of the area cleared of invasives, a fence to delineate the parking lot, stormwater control, and a picnic area. J&D donated much of the effort for the plans. The plan was approved by the Oxford Conservation Commission on April 21

A grant request for part of the funding has been submitted to The Last Green Valley. We have been fortunate to obtain committments for donations of services and materials to match any grant award on a one to one basis.