Celebrating Earth Day at Hammonasset

Hammonasset Beach Boardwalk
Hammonasset Beach Boardwalk

Earth Day was officially Tuesday, April 22 this year but the festivities are not over on Connecticut’s beautiful shoreline. 

A variety of events will be held at the Hammonasset Beach State Park, Connecticut’s largest shoreline park, in Madison this Saturday, April 26. 

All events will be held at the park’s Meigs Point Nature Center and are supported by The Friends of Hammonasset, R.J. Julia Bookseller’s, and A Place Called Hope.

According to their website, “Friends of Hammonasset is a ‘not-for-profit’ 501 (c)(3) volunteer organization, working in cooperation with State and local park management and the Friends of Connecticut State Parks. The purpose of the organization is to provide environmental education, preserve the integrity of the Park’s natural resources and serve as an advocate for the park.”

The Meigs Point Nature Center will be open for people to explore on April 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

According to a flyer from Friends of Hammonasset, at 12 p.m., folks can enjoy a live raptor presentation by “A Place Called Hope” while at 1 p.m., visitors can take a guided geology/nature hike led by Don Rankin from the Friends of Hammonasset and by the Friends of the Office of State Archeology.

At 2 p.m., Michael Sims will have a book signing. He is the author of “The Adventures of Henry Thoreau”. Those interested are asked to register for the event with R.J. Julia Bookseller’s at 203-345-3959. R.J. Julia’s is located at 768 Boston Post Rd. in Madison. 

Ranger Ron Miller will led a nature hike at 3 p.m. and then will led a sunset beachcombing at 7:30 p.m.

Hammonasset Beach State Park is located at 1288 Boston Post Road in Madison. 

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