Lyme’s Open Space Coordinator Wendy Hill is offering three different opportunities in May for residents to help improve and beautify outdoor areas around town – including Whalebone Cove, Reed Landing and Hartman Park. Details below.


Friday, May 10, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Learn & Work Party at Hartman Park: Removing Invasive Plants
Join a group of volunteers learning how to remove autumn olive and other invasive plants from the Hartman Park Eversource Right of Way.  Volunteers are encouraged to wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants; and bring their own work gloves, small chain saws, hand saws, lopping shears, hand pruners, mattock hoes and bottled water.  Cosponsored by the Lyme Land Trust. To register, send an email to openspace@townlyme.org.  For more information, go here.

Saturday, May 11, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Nix the Knotweed at Reed Landing, Union Triangle & Joshua Pond
Join a group of volunteers removing invasive Japanese knotweed and tending native plants in these three areas around town.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, clippers or loppers, and bottled water.  Cosponsored by the Lyme Pollinator Pathway, the Lyme Land Trust and Friends of Whalebone Cove. To register, send an email to openspace@townlyme.org. For more information, go here.

Friday, May 17, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Nix the Knotweed at Whalebone Cove
Join a group of volunteers removing invasive Japanese knotweed from Whalebone Cove.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, clippers or loppers, and bottled water.  Cosponsored by the Lyme Pollinator Pathway, the Lyme Land Trust and Friends of Whalebone Cove. To register, send an email to trughouse@comcast.net.  For more information, go here.