May Progress Report on Senior Center Renovation

The Lymes’ Senior Center Building Committee released a monthly progress report from Newfield Construction on the senior center renovation. The report indicated the work performed at the site in May included select site demolition and the relocation of sheds; and indicated the work expected to be undertaken in June includes excavating, prepping and pouring the foundation for the new additions, scanning and x-raying the existing slab, and performing underground electrical and plumbing work. To read the report, click here.

Upcoming Land Trust Programs & Activities in June

The Lyme Land Trust (LLT) is offering the following programs and activities in June.  Registration is required for most activities; space may be limited for some activities.  For the complete details on any program or event, please go here.


Tuesday Treks
Weekly walks through different Town preserves are being offered on Tuesday mornings.  For full details, go here.

Sunday, Jun. 9, 1:00 p.m.
“Tree Collective” Teen Hike & Steward Group Meet Up
The Land Trust’s “Tree Collective” program engages young people ages 14 to 18 in outdoor fun and education while maintaining local hiking trails, under the leadership of local artist and environmentalist Regan Stacey.  To register, send an email to reganstacey@gmail.com.  For more information, go here.

Sunday, Jun. 9, 1:00 p.m.
Treasuring Our Wildlife: How To Build a Healthier Habitat in Your Backyard
The Lyme Pollinator Pathway cohosts this event at Ballek’s Garden Center in East Haddam.  For complete details on the event, go here.

Wednesday, Jun. 12, 9:30 a.m.
Lymes’ Senior Center “Take-a-Walk Wednesday” with Wendy Hill
Town of Lyme’s open space coordinator, Wendy Hill, leads a walk along Griswold Point.  The event is cosponsored by the Lymes’ Senior Center.  To register, send an email to cperkins@oldlyme-ct.gov.  For more information, go here.

Thursday, Jun. 13, 9:30 a.m.
Forest Bathing at Pleasant Valley Preserve
Regan Stacey leads an excursion through the Pleasant Valley Preserve that invites participants to take in the restorative health benefits of being immersed in nature. Registration is required. The cost is $25 per person; LLT members receive a 10% discount with code LLT10.  To register, go here. For more information, go here.

Saturday, Jun. 15, 9:30 a.m..
Glacial Lake Hadlyme Hike: How Geology Shaped Lyme
Former Connecticut state geologist Ralph Lewis and forest ecologist Tony Irving lead a hike that explores how geological forces shaped Southeastern Connecticut. To register, send an email to education@lymelandtrust.org. For more information, go here.

Friday, Jun. 21, 6:00 p.m.
Lyme Land Trust Annual Meeting: A River Runs through Us
The Land Trust will hold its annual meeting, which includes a presentation by renowned naturalist, author and artist Patrick J. Lynch. To register, send an email to kristina.white@lymelandtrust.com.  For more information, go here.

Saturday, Jun. 22, 8:30 p.m.
Night Hike with Ryan Quinn
LLT board member Ryan Quinn leads a family-friendly nighttime hike through the Pleasant Valley Preserve. To register, send an email to ryan.p.quinn@gmail.com.  For more information, go here.

Sunday, Jun. 23, 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.
Family Trail Time with Tori
Tori Harris leads a family-friendly hike through the Pleasant Valley Preserve geared towards families with children under 5. To register, send an email to vharris@gmail.com. For more information, go here.

Wednesday, Jun. 26, 9:30 a.m.
Lymes’ Senior Center “Gentle Walk Wednesday” with Wendy Hill
Town of Lyme’s open space coordinator, Wendy Hill, leads a walk through Gillette’s Castle State Park.  The event is cosponsored by the Lymes’ Senior Center.  To register, send an email to cperkins@oldlyme-ct.gov.  For more information, go here.

Friday, Jun. 28, 9:30 p.m.
June Astronomy Observing Session
Join others at the Lyme Land Trust’s dark-sky observing site for an evening of stargazing. To register, for more information and to receive a link with directions to the site, go here.

 

Town of Lyme Launches Food Composting Program

Lyme residents can now help the Town reduce its solid-waste disposal costs by participating in a new food-composting program created in collaboration with Long Table Farm.

The owners of Long Table Farm are allowing Lyme residents who compost their food to empty their food-compost buckets in a drum at Long Table Farm, Wednesdays through Saturdays, from dawn to dusk.

  • Foods that can be composted at Long Table Farm include all food scraps, fruits, vegetables, grains, bones, meats, fats, coffee grounds and tea bags.
  • Items that cannot be composted at Long Table Farm include general garbage, plastic or paper products, biodegradable products, compostable products, pet waste, yard waste and silk tea bags.

Residents who would like to start composting their food can purchase a special food-composting bucket from the First Selectman at Town Hall for $25 – payable by cash or check during regular business hours. Checks should be made payable to “Town of Lyme.”

Residents with questions about the food composting program can contact Selectwoman Kristina White at 860-304-0431.

Lyme Pollinator Pathway Jun. 9 Event

On Sunday, Jun. 9, at 1:00 p.m., the Lyme Pollinator Pathway will host an event called “Treasuring Our Wildlife: How To Build a Healthier Habitat in Your Backyard” at Ballek’s Garden Center in East Haddam.  For complete details on the event, click here.  The Lyme Pollinator Pathway is a program of the Lyme Sustainable Committee.