Wetlands the topic of Dec. 8 Land Trust program

Many of us don’t know much about wetlands, or how they benefit people, plants and wildlife.

Margery Winters will change that.

In the online video presentation "The Importance of Wetlands," Winters, assistant director of the Roaring Brook Nature Center, will teach us about the different types of wetlands in Connecticut, and how they affect our ecosystem.

Connecticut has lost 70 percent of its wetlands since colonial times. We will learn how we can protect those that remain.

Winters will even tell us what we can do to mimic the functions of wetlands in our own gardens. 

The presentation will take place Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

The program is the second of six presentations scheduled for the coming months. They will be sponsored by the Berlin Land Trust, and hosted by Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.

We hope that you will join us for some, or all of these programs. Register at berlinpeck.org/events.

Berlin Land Trust currently protects more than 400 acres of land in Berlin and five surrounding towns. There are wetlands on many of these properties. You can learn about the group's work at berlinlandtrust.org.

If you support land preservation in our region, consider becoming a member.

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