Grant to support Roxbury lecture series
The Connecticut Community Foundation has given a grant to fund a series of programs jointly hosted by the Minor Memorial Library and the Roxbury Conservation Commission as part of its “A Town Wants to Know Series.”
The program will feature speakers and activities that will illuminate the unique geological features that have impacted Roxbury’s development and history since its settlement by European Americans in the 18th century.
The series will commence Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. with a presentation by Tim Abbott of the Housatonic Valley Association, who will describe the geology of the Roxbury area, the impact the glaciers had on its soils and water, and how these have impacted our drinking water supplies.
Abbot will also discuss what property owners can do to protect drinking water resources and the kinds of planning tools that are available through the HVA for property owners and town commissions.
Future programs will include a hands-on children’s water program in February, a program about lawn care and septic systems for aquifer protection, and a family guided trail walk and wetlands program co-sponsored by the Roxbury Land Trust in June.
Additional programs are being scheduled for the fall.
The programs in this series are designed to appeal to everyone who is interested in how Roxbury developed in the past and what its future might look like with good decision making today.
For information, call the library at 860-350-2181.