First Saturday Fun in East Haven!

October First Saturday Walk in East Haven

Twenty-five participants met on a warm October day at SGT trailhead in East Haven for an interpretive walk. Interpretive trail brochures produced by Joe Capozzo of Boy Scout Troop 401 were circulated. Mike Gambardella and Kirsten Dudley led the morning walk, pointing out natural sights highlighted in the brochure. We even ran into a baby snake, not mentioned in the handout! The group had many friendly new faces as well as familiar ones. Thank you all who joined us.

Interpretive trail guide Mike G. leads group past glacial rock

Interpretive trail guide Mike G. leads group past glacial rock

October First Saturday Walk in East Haven

Interpretive Walk in East Haven

Interpretive Walk in East Haven

October First Saturday Walk in East Haven

Telling Our Story at the Hammonasset Festival


The theme of the festival was “Celebrating Nature and Native American Heritage.”

The traffic was steady at the Shoreline Greenway Trail table all weekend as SGT volunteers listened, answered questions and talked about the project during the annual Hammonasset Festival, held at the Guilford Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1.

We had a visible presence in a corner of the fairgrounds barn, where—led by SGT board member Kristen D’Souza, who organized our participation in the festival—we handed out maps of current trail sections, discussed future plans and held a raffle for two children’s bicycle helmets. Congratulations to raffle winners Leia from Ansonia and Tula from Centerbrook!


SGT Board Chair Judy Miller talks with a visitor to our table.

People who came up to our table were enthusiastic about the project, and their thoughts, ideas and questions inspired us. It was wonderful to hear people say how often they use completed sections of the trail in Madison, Branford and East Haven—and how much they’d like to see more bike- and pedestrian-friendly connections on the Shoreline. We met many new supporters and potential volunteers, and we started a few conversations toward future partnerships.

Thanks to the Friends of Hammonasset and the staff of the Guilford Agricultural Society for providing such a warm, welcome and wonderful place for us to listen to people and tell our story.

October First Saturday Walk Event in East Haven

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Please join for a family activity on a guided interpretive trail walk through the wooded and picturesque Shoreline Greenway Trail at D.C. School property and Farm River State Park. There will be opportunities to observe cave formations, osprey nests and spectacular water views of Farm River.

Directions: Meet at SGT trailhead located at Mansfield Grove Rd. and Hoop Pole Lane (From Route 142 West, left onto Mansfield Grove Road to stop sign, right onto Hoop Pole Lane then quick left to trailhead parking area). Additional parking on Hoop Lane, first parking area at the school on the left (From Coe Avenue, take a left to Myrtle Street, right at stop sign, left on Elliot Street and take second right to school parking area or to trailhead).

Questions: Barbara Brow 203-469-9127.



Volunteers Wanted!

Trail Maintenance Volunteers Wanted:

East Haven SGT town team is in need of volunteers to help maintain our trail. We meet about 6 times a year for trail cleanup. Typically this involves trash clean up, raking, leaf blowing and weeding. The ideal candidate knows his way around a pair of clippers!

Although we understand that everyone’s time is important to them we hope you will consider volunteering with us. We meet for about 2 hours on a mix of weekend mornings and weekday evenings. If you are interested please reach out to East Haven SGT Chairwoman Barbara Brow. Looking forward to working with you to keep up our wonderful trail!

This is also a great opportunity for high school aged kids to earn community service hours!

Thank you very much!

Please contact Barbara Brow:

Call: 203-469-9127

Text Only: 203-494-7723

We all work together to keep the Shoreline Greenway Trail clean!

We all work together to keep the Shoreline Greenway Trail clean!

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