2014 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule
(4th Tuesday of each month)
Sunday, November 9, 2014: Board Retreat - Ellington Public Library (Board members only)
Talcottville History and Geology Walk
The public is invited to a free walk on Saturday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m. in the historic Talcottville section of Vernon. Meet in the parking lot at the Talcottville Congregational Church, 10 Elm Hill Road, Vernon, for a three-mile hike to see the Talcottville gorge, Hop River Rail Trail, historic bridges and buildings, the sites of former mills, and early fall foliage. Geologically, the walk will start out on the Portland Arkose, take us over the eastern border fault into the border fault deformed zone, then into the Glastonbury Gneiss, and sand and gravel deposits. Some of the terrain is steep and bumpy, so please wear sturdy sneakers or shoes. This moderately paced two-hour walk will educate participants about early times in the Talcottville area. Speakers include geologist Dr. Gary Robbins, from the University of Connecticut, Gail Faherty, director of the Northern CT Land Trust, Jon Roe, historian and webmaster of the Tankerhoosan and Talcottville web sites: www.tankerhoosen.info and www.talcottville.net, and Susan Barlow of the Manchester Land Conservation Trust. The hike will be held rain or shine, but extreme weather cancels. No dogs, please.