As part of the Shoreline Greenways Trail’s 20th Anniversary celebration, the Shoreline Greenway Trail will hold a Master Series walk at the Madison Section, with special guest Bob Kuchta, past Tree Warden, Madison Connecticut.
As we walk, you will learn about all things Trees including identification, native and non-native species found along the trail, and interesting facts about tree growth and appearance, as well as taking in the beauty of the trail.
We will also be joined by members of the Madison Newcomers Club as part of their “Outdoor/Fitness Group.” We welcome them to the trail and to Madison! Of course, this walk is open to all and the general public from any area!
We will be walking at an easy pace, on gently rolling, stone-paved terrain. 2.5 miles, (approx. 60 minutes) roundtrip. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water if you wish. Unfortunately, the REI sponsored water station is closed for the winter months. Binoculars would be a plus!
Directions: Meet at the Shoreline Greenway Trailhead parking lot, Mar 19th, 1:00 PM:
I-95 exit 62, south to the traffic light, left onto Route One, the first right into the parking lot.
Questions, contact Dan Buckley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Master Series:
The Master Series is a series of 1–2-hour walks along sections of the Shoreline Greenway Trail and features experts (Masters) in various areas sharing knowledge and experiences for specific subject areas while a partner group experiences and enjoys the trail.
This program is available in all towns along the Shoreline Greenway Trail and flexible to be modified to meet needs such as Biking ride-talks and in-house “Slide show” Presentations.
There is no cost for this program – either for the Master or the Partners.
About the Master: Bob Kuchta
Bob, a Former Tree Warden for the Town of Madison, has been a tour leader for 17 years and has led 240 Connecticut Audubon Society trips to gardens throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Bob was educated at UCONN (Agronomy), CCNY (Environmental Educsation) and Yale School of Forestry.
Bob was a successful Landscape Designer for four decades, planting trees for 50 years. He currently is guiding environmental educational walks for Madison Land Trust, Friends of Hammonasset, local schools as well as the Shoreline Greenway Trail.
Robert Kuchta – Find An Arborist – CTPA (Connecticut Tree Protective Association)
About the Madison Newcomers Club Madison Newcomers Club (madisonnewcomersct.com)
Since it was founded in 1968, the Madison Newcomers Club has served as a meeting ground for women who are new residents, helping members become acquainted with one another and take an active role in the civics and social welfare of our community.
The club’s activities are varied and plentiful, including monthly meetings, special interest groups, a number of committees, and ongoing social activities. To ensure that members become involved with the community, the club focuses on civic projects by volunteering time to community events and organizing fundraisers to donate to a variety of needs in and around Madison.