CT Trails Day - Sandy Point Walk Sandy Point

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Earth Loyalty & Bioregional Practice

New Haven Bioregional Group
Connecting New Haveners 
to Their Life-Place
Since 2005

CT Trails Day Sunset Walk at Sandy Point

Sandy Point Bird Sanctuary

SUNDAY, JUNE 5 AT 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Join us for a sunset walk at one of the most beautiful spots along the Connecticut shoreline. A long spit of sandy beach extending into New Haven Harbor, Sandy Point is not only a great place to watch birds, but also a popular spot for mating horseshoe crabs in the late spring. On this fun, leisurely one-mile walk we will take in spectacular views of the New Haven skyline, East Rock, Sleeping Giant, and other local landmarks. We'll learn about some of the local flora and fauna, as well as about the human history of New Haven Harbor and its historic lighthouses. Kathie Hebert from the West Haven Watershed Restoration Committee will tell us about environmental challenges facing Long Island Sound and efforts to enhance climate resilience along the CT shoreline.

Parking note: unless you have a West Haven beach parking sticker, there will be a small fee for parking in the lot that can be paid by cash or credit card. We *strongly* encourage carpooling.

Total Distance This Event Will Travel: 1 mile

Meeting Place: Parking lot across the street from former "Captain's Galley" restaurant, 19 Beach St. West Haven CT.

We have copies of Planet Drum Pulse available.
See the article in Pluse about the
New Haven Bioregional Group.
Contact Aaron Goode (see info above) if you
would like a copy.
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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