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A Note from our Nature Staff

Before you start your spring yard cleanup, please consider overwintering insects!
You can help protect fireflies by 1) leave the leaves as long as possible, 2) rake carefully, 3) plant native shrubs, trees and flowers, 3) providing tall grasses for shelter and 4) try to avoid the use of pesticides.
Help preserve the magical glow of fireflies & many other insects by waiting with spring cleanup until temperatures are above 50 degrees for 7 days in a row.

Westport Hosts 7th Flood Mitigation Meeting

On January 26, Westport officials hosted its 7th meeting to discuss flood mitigation in town.

Hear from Nikki Spiller, Director of Harbor Watch, for her take on flooding. Watch the full clip on News12, reported by Shosh Bedrosian.

Successful Student Symposium on Dec 1

Eleven high school students, from seven towns across Fairfield County, presented their Stony Brook water research findings from the Harbor Watch River Research Program on December 1 at Earthplace.

Read the full Westport Journal article written by Thane Grauel.

2022 Harbor Watch Reports Available Now

View the 2022 Fairfield County River Report and Harbor Health Study. In the 2022 monitoring season, 22 rivers and 7 harbors were monitored for a variety of water quality parameters. Seasonal summaries as well as individual watershed summaries can be found in each of the reports. Thank you for your support in our fight for clean water!

Fall Festival Article by Gretchen Webster

Ian fizzles, fall fun sizzles at Earthplace. Over 1,500 attendees enjoyed the annual Fall Festival on October 2!

Read the full Westport Journal article written by Gretchen Webster.

News 12 Talks Bees
with Ms.Becky

News 12 stopped by at the end of June to watch the Earthplace observation hive be split with help from the Backyard Beekeepers’ Association. Buzz-worthy news!

Watch the whole video here.

Cocktails & Clams
The Highlights

Hosted by Copps Island Oysters guests enjoyed an unlimited raw bar with wine from Black Bear Wine & Spirits, Litchfield Distillery Vodka, beer from Black Hog Brewery, a silent auction and live music. Check out the highlights in the Westport Journal.

Pollinator Gardens
& Winter Food

Aspetuck Land Trust recently installed a sign, created by local naturalist/artist team Linda Thomas and Don Watson, at Earthplace that highlights the value of native plants and the species that depend on them to survive all year round. ⁣🍂

Earthplace Warms Up
with Campfire Event

Thank you so much to the Westport Journal for capturing the family fun had by all at our most recent campfire event! We have one more left this year with room for new registrants, sign up today!

BOS Candidates Discuss
& Debate Environmental Issues

Read Jarret Liotta’s article covering the most recent BOS environmental debate sponsored by Earthplace and Sustainable Westport here and you can watch the debate here.

Environmental Alert:
Spotted Lantern Flies

EcoWatch recently published a great article on what the invasive Spotted Lantern Fly  eats, breeds, spreads, and most importantly what we can do to help stop them. Read the full article here.

The tragic passing of
Bear 211

Tony Aiello from CBS spoke with Ms. Becky about the tragic passing of Bear 211 and how we can better coexist with wildlife. Bear 211 was a wild bear with quite the social media following. Thousands tracked his travels and exploits on Facebook as he roamed CT.

Environmental Alert:
Songbird Disease

Please help stop the spread of a new mysterious songbird disease. In recent weeks, our neighbors in the midwest, mid-Atlantic, and southeast have reported an unusually high number of songbirds found sick or already dead.

Thank you, Westport News
for spreading the word!

Thank you to Westport News for featuring our MATCHING donation campaign happening until the end of July 2021. We are ever grateful for the support of our community in helping us to spread awareness that all dollars are being matched this month.

Outdoor Venue Rentals

Our outdoor facilities provide rental options for group sizes from 15 to 200 people. For more information, click here.

Sustainable Westport in the Westport News

Westport’s first-ever free mattress recycling event run by Sustainable Westport was a success! Read more about the event and how you can still recycle your old mattresses.

Learn more.

Check Out Our YouTube Channel

We have over 100 videos on our YouTube channel including at-home learning activities, animal encounters, recordings of our environmental learning series, story time, and more! Click here to view.

Earthplace Featured on CT Live!

Thanks to Coast2CoastwithKids for the shout out on CT Live! Jenn Record listed Earthplace one of the top family-friendly places to hike in CT.

Trinity Solar Partnership

Is solar energy right for your home? Earthplace has partnered with Trinity Solar who will evaluate your home or free. Learn more.

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