Each year, Greenwich Land Trust celebrates Earth Day by inviting the community to join the conservation conversation and raise awareness about the importance of the planet’s natural habitat. Defending the health of our planet, fighting for clean water and protecting open space all starts in our own backyards!
On Saturday, April 27, the Land Trust hosted a Day of Action at its home at the four-acre Mueller Preserve on Round Hill Road. Volunteers of all ages helped plant vegetables in the Youth Corps garden, rake out the pollinator gardens, weed the wildflower meadow, and spread mulch in the flower beds. Crews from Fjallraven and Shoprite worked together to plant shrubs at the west end of the property while youth from Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich and the Whitby School enjoyed rolling up their sleeves, grabbing a rake or shovel and digging in.
Volunteers also enjoyed watching a small screech owl return to the wild. After being hit by a car and suffering body trauma, Wildlife in Crisis rehabbed the bird so it could return to its local habitat in back country. The group also visited GLT’s bee hives and learned about the important role honey bees play in our environment. Lunch, provided by Corbos Corner Deli in Cos Cob and Myx Creative Kitchen, even provided a lesson in recycling.
Greenwich Land Trust conserves open space, connects our community with the natural world, and inspires the next generation of conservationists. The Land Trust permanently protects and cares for more than 750 acres of woodlands, marshlands, orchards, and meadows throughout Greenwich, preserving the ecological integrity, historic character, and scenic beauty of our community. Learn more at gltrust.org.