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Fall In Love With The Great Outdoors On June 5

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May 202021
 

The Orange Conservation Commission will host a hike at The Ewen Preserve on Saturday, June 5 starting at 10:00 a.m.

Hikers will meet at the trailhead at 648 St. John’s Dr. in Orange.

This hike will be part of Connecticut Trails Day where hosted hikes are being held throughout
Connecticut on the same day.

Trails Day is a two-day national event on the first weekend in June every year. It is a great time to pay tribute to all the wonderful trails our country has to offer.

Trails and open spaces have become the places to escape to and enjoy when we need fresh air, a place to be inspired and to connect with our natural world.

Travis Ewen, who grew up on this land, will lead the hike.

Highlights included a new walkway over wet sections and work done to restore fish movement on the Indian River, which flows through the Ewen Preserve. Heavy rain will cancel this event.

Wear long pants and bring tick spray and water.

Tour An Orange Treasure On Trails Day This Saturday

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May 302019
 

The Orange Conservation Commission will be participating in Connecticut Trails Day on Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m.  (rain date: Sunday, June 2) by hosting a guided walk at the Ewen Preserve at 10 am (GPS Address: 648 St John’s Drive, Orange, CT).

This educational walk will be lead by Travis Ewen. We will walk along the new walkway and see the new Audubon Fish Restoration project and learn the history of this treasured Farmland.

There will be similar trail events being held throughout Connecticut on June 1. So shake off the winter chills and get outside to participate and mark your calendar to enjoy this activity set up by the OCC.

Fall Workday At Ewen Preserve on Saturday

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Oct 252014
 

IMG_1939In the spirit of Fall cleaning, the Orange Conservation Commission will have a “Workday” at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Ewen Preserve.

Parking is at the GPS address 648 St Johns.

Participants will be cleaning and clearing brush and fallen branches and enjoying being in the out-of-doors in this beautiful spot. The Trees have turned and they are beautiful.

The pastoral site represents Orange’s farming heritage. Part of a farm owned by the same family since 1820, these 43 acres include old deep woods, meadows, ponds, wetlands, and fields that attract migrating birds.

Dress appropriately for the outdoors, bring your work gloves and tools, and tick protection. There will be a lot of clearing of the stonewall and branches at the entrance (know how to identify poison ivy).

The workday will end at 1 p.m.  

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