On Saturday, Sep. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., learn from an Audubon Connecticut expert how to identify and remove invasive plant species along the trail at Hartman Park. Participants will learn how to enhance local wildlife habitat by controlling invasive plants in your own backyard or as a volunteer in our nature preserves. Participants in this free event should bring their own heavy-duty work gloves, protective clothes, water, shovels, pruning shears, etc. The event is part of the Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project – an initiative launched by Audubon Connecticut, in partnership with the Town of Lyme and the Lyme Land Trust. Space is limited. Residents who plan to attend should fill out this RSVP form in Google Docs.
On Monday, Feb. 27, at 1:00 p.m., at the Lymes’ Senior Center, the center will offer a free training session in the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), which will be led by two local emergency medical technicians (EMTs), Colleen Atkinson and Doug LoPresti. The training session will explain how to recognize when someone is experiencing cardiac arrest and how to use this type of defibrillator. The EMTs will also demonstrate how to use hands-only CPR integrated with the use of an AED while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. The program is free and open to the public. To register for the free event, please call the senior center at 860-434-4127.