CT Trails Day Walks
Film:  Water Blues 
Green Solutions

Westville Village Walkabout
Fred Cervin Resource Center
Schooner Summer Camp - Register!!

(Map of our bioregion - Domingo Medina)  


New Haven Bioregional Group/

Transition Greater New Haven

Connecting New Haveners 
to Their Life-Place
Since 2005

CT Trails Day Walks
1. Quinnipiac Marsh Trail
2. Sandy Point 

1)  Quinnipiac Marsh Trail -   June 3, 2017, 10 AM - Noon
Explore this cosponsored walk with New Haven Bioregional Group and North Haven Trails Association. Meet behind Target, Exit 9, I91 (located at the south end of the large shopping center). 

Our featured guest, Jason Bischoff-Wurstle, Director of Photo Archives for the New Haven Museum, will give a "short talk about the industrial and social history of the area." Trains, Land and Change in the  20th Century - At one time Cedar Hills Rail Yard was the largest freight classification yard in the United States.  Now the land is overgrown with plentiful wildlife.  We will have information, maps, and pictures about this new trail that follows along the east side of Quinnipiac River and overlooks the extensive marsh area across the river.  Along the way you may see remnants of the old rail yard.  The trail is level and short.  

Photo by Maria Tupper

2) Sandy Point - Sunday, June 4, 7 - 8 PM
Sunset walk at one of the most scenic spot on the CT shoreline.
Sponsored by the New Haven Bioregional Group. 

Learn about birds, horseshoe crabs, historic lighthouses & environmental challenges facing Long Island Sound.  Distance 1 mile.  Meet at 19 Beach St., West Haven in the parking lot across from the former Captain's Galley restaurant. Rain cancels. Pre-registration not necessary. Questions: Aaron Goode/Roger Uihlein 203-350-3795 or aaron.goode@gnhgreenfund.org.

Film:  Water Blues 
Green Solutions
Thursday, June 8, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Cold Spring School Community Building
76 James Street, New Haven

Cold Spring School, Save the Sound and the New Haven Bioregional Group will combine to show a movie about storm water management in Philadelphia, Portland, OR, San Antonio, TX, and the Bronx followed by a brief discussion by Lynne Bonnett from the Bioregional Group and Kendall Barberry of Save the Sound to talk about efforts in New Haven to clean our waters with green solutions.
Westville Village Walkabout
Saturday, June 10, 1 PM
Meet at Manjares Restaurant
West Rock & Whalley Avenue

New Sign on the Fred Cervin Bioregional Garden
Thank you, New Haven Land Trust!!

Schooner Camp 2017
There are now 1 week sessions!!

Schooner Camp 2017 registration open now!

Register now for all camp sessions and programs, now including aftercare:

Session 1 | June 26 - July 7
Session 2 | July 10 - July 21 
Session 3 | July 24 - Aug. 4
Session 4 | Aug. 7 - Aug. 18

Camp programming runs from 9am - 3pm, with aftercare available from
 3 - 5pm.

Shore Program (ages 6-8): Campers in the 2-week Shore Program spend their day exploring the Long Island Sound coastline, searching for prehistoric horseshoe crabs and discovering creatures in their natural habitats! Campers will play games, sing songs, and get their feet wet 
while learning about local ecosystems.

Shore Program fee is $500/session, $650/session + Aftercare.

Sailing Program (ages 9-12): Campers in the 2-week Sailing Program spend half their day exploring the diverse habitats of the Long Island Sound from land, and the other half of the day on the water learning the fundamentals of sailing! Campers will learn how to sail and skipper a small sailboat, learn detailed boat handling maneuvers, knots, boat safety, and how to work well and communicate as a team.
Sailing Program fee is $700/session, $850/session + Aftercare.

For more information  visit our website or contact us at (203) 562-6655 or  schooner@newhavenlandtrust.org.

Financial Aid and Scholarships are available thanks to the Denali Foundation, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the Woman's Seamen's Friend Society, and other generous donors.  Contact us to learn how you can sponsor a camper!

Earth Loyalty & Bioregional Practice
Selected Writings of Fred Cervin
by New Haven - Quinnipiac Bioregional Group, 2015
Publisher: New Haven Bioregional Publications
ISBN 978-0-9908460-0-0
90 pages, 9"x 6" format $12
From the book's preface by Mark Mitsock:
"Fred Cervin believed that the relation of the human species to the natural world is in a state of crisis, and that this crisis has both a practical and spiritual dimension. The practical and the spiritual are typically thought to operate on separate planes, but in Fred's vision they 
are seamlessly blended ..."
It's obviously from his very first poem "Three Medicine Songs" that Fred Cervin was a dedicated bioregionalist and activist who walked his talk.
In 2005 he co-founded the New Haven Bioregional Group in his local New Haven, Connecticut to put his ideas into action. Fred died in August 2013, but the Group is carrying on his work and perpetuating Cervin's life-place ideas and actions by producing this book of his writings for all of us and future generations.
Again and again throughout Earth Loyalty & Bioregional Practice, Cervin is resolute in his dedication to honoring the Earth and living in harmony with ALL of its occupants.  In his Earth Loyalty As A Spiritual Orientation / Queen of My Heart he strongly urges everyone to make a vow to the Earth to live with love, consideration and respect in each of our places 
as he does in his. 
Cervin's poems are lyrical and filled with his heartfelt connection with the land, they strongly flow together in clearly presenting a variety of vitally important aspects of his life view.  In his prose, he provides his thoughts on the critical state of the environment and its causes while also offering solutions, i.e. from growing one's own food to redefining our sense of who we are as humans, to reestablishing mutually beneficial relationships with the Earth 
and everyone inhabiting the planet to rebuilding and maintaining strong communities in which communication, cooperation...as well as good home grown meals...are engaged in 
and shared by all community members.
The context of Cervin's poems and prose resides in his awareness of and distress at the current state of the planet and how Earth continues to be plundered by profit-seeking individuals and corporations.  This is Fred Cervin's wake up call to all of us to step back from our consumerism and reconnect with Mother Earth who freely provides everything 
that we need. It is an urgent plea on his part and well worth our focused attention and 
active participation.
by Jean Lindgren
Reprinted here with the permission of Planet Drum PULSE where this 
review  originally appeared in their Spring/Summer 2016 issue.
Planet Drum, PO Box 31251, SF, CA 94131 

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