Spring Vegetarian Soup and Stories
While you sip your soup, our speaker, Wick Griswold, will be telling stories on the vast and varied
history of the Connecticut River. Wick is an Associate Professor of
Sociology at the University of Hartford. His signature course is the
Sociology of the Connecticut River Watershed. He also authored “A History of
the Connecticut River” He works with regional and national organizations on
environmental educational issues.
Associate Professor of Sociology, Wick's focus is
Environmental Sociology. His signature class is the Sociology of the CT
River Watershed. He also works on several CT River and Long Island Sound
projects including the protection of Piping Plovers and Least Terns at
Griswold Point, the shad fishery, water quality and marsh habitat. He has
written three Connecticut-based books: "A History of the Connecticut River,"
"Griswold Point: History From The Mouth of the Connecticut River" and
"Pirates as Privateers of Connecticut." Wick's current projects include
writing a book on the CT River Ferries, and coordinating an exhibit at the
CT River Museum for spring 2019, entitled "River of Welcome: 400 Years of
Immigration Into the CT River Valley."
Reservations for this event are on Eventbrite.
There will a choice of vegetarian soups; no advance
meal choice is needed. Cost for the dinner and
presentation is $13 per person.
Spring Roast Beef Dinner
The introduction of
exotic pests significantly impacts the health of our forests. The health of
eastern hemlocks is threatened by both hemlock woolly adelgids and elongate
hemlock scales, both native to Asia. Use of systemic insecticides has been
critically important for conservation of hemlocks, both in the Delaware
Water Gap National Park and in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
These insecticides provide a stop-gap measure to preserve stands of hemlocks
until effective natural enemies are established. This work aims for
long-term conservation of the genetic stock that they represent. Dr.
describe the methods used in these parks for conservation of hemlocks,
optimization of treatments, and also in determining the degree of
environmental contamination resulting from these actions. While the current
outlook has improved for hemlocks in these sites, long-term global climate
change may overwhelm these conservation efforts.
Our own Northwest Camp is located in a
stand of Hemlocks and would lose much of it's beauty if these trees were
Dr. Richard Cowles obtained his undergraduate degree from Cornell, and his graduate
degrees from Michigan State. After a stint as the statewide extension and research
ornamentals and turf specialist for California, he came to work at the Connecticut
Agricultural Experiment Station. For the past 22 years, he has been working to
find appropriate solutions to insect, mite, and disease problems in turf, small
fruits, forests, and Christmas trees. Learn more about Richard's current and
past projects and his books
on his webpage.
Reservations for this event are on Eventbrite. There is a limited vegetarian
option. See the meal choice when making your
reservation. Cost for the dinner and presentation is
$20 for AMC Members and $25 for non-members. The
presentation is not available separately.
Other Coming Chapter Events
Become a Hike Leader or improve your skills in courses
offered by our Education Committee:
- Leadership Training 1 Day Session - Saturday, April 22 or Saturday, June 10
- Mountain Skills Course 1-Day Session (New) - Sunday, April 23
- Wilderness First Aid - Saturday & Sumday, April 22-23
Full information about all of these events is on the
Enjoy what remains of Winter.
Chief Web Lackey