On Saturday, Jun. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the newly established Lyme Pollinator Pathway (LPP) will hold a Community Work Day to improve the site of a pollinator meadow and nature trail at the Lyme Land Trust’s Riverside Preserve – a haven for butterflies and other pollinators along the bank of the Eightmile River. Participants will learn how to recognize native and invasive plants, and leave with the knowledge and resources to create a pollinator patch of their own. Participants are encouraged to bring a pair of work gloves, clippers/loppers, a shovel and a water bottle. Register for the work day by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The LPP is an initiative of the Town of Lyme and the Lyme Land Trust.
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.