An energetic team of Quinnipiac University students joined other volunteers to help clean up a 3.7 acre parcel of land on Sperry Road. Dead trees and invasive plants were removed making the land more attractive and environmentally healthy. With the help of numerous donors, the land was recently purchased by the Land Trust to protect the wetlands and upland forest from any development.
“A small stream comes off an adjacent ridge, flows through this land and eventually passes through our Fresh Meadows Preserve before entering the Mill River,” said Jeff Nelson the CLT steward in charge of the work party. “Some of the students were surprised to learn that the watershed that they were working on charged the Mill River which, in turn, flows by their campus in Hamden. They were a hardworking, enthusiastic crew!”
Photo credit: Jeffrey Nelson