Become a Beach Ambassador in 2016!

Learn more from present volunteers on May 12th, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Contact for location. Do you love the beach – its wildlife, scenery, plants, shells and saltwater? Do you want to share your love and knowledge with others? If so, Beach Ambassadors may be the volunteer opportunity for you! To go directly […]

A Chat with the Founder of GreenTown USA

For the April meeting of our book club, we spoke by Skype with Daniel Wallach, the Executive Director of Greensburg GreenTown, a non-profit organization that led the sustainable rebuilding of an entire town following a devastating tornado. Listen to our discussion by clicking below.  

Sustainability is the Topic for April’s Book Club Meeting

Spring is a time of renewal and hope, as is our topic for April. We are reading Green Town U.S.A.: The Handbook for America’s Sustainable Future by Thomas J. Fox this month. It’s the story of Greensburg, Kansas, which was almost completely leveled by a tornado by a tornado in 2007. Greensburg, Kansas after the devastating […]

Fun at Summer in Winter!

What is the best thing about winter break? Some kids might say, no school!, but dozens willingly flocked back to school for nature discovery and learning during Goldenrod Foundation’s Summer in Winter festival at Plymouth South High School where we bring our summer fun indoors in February. The Beach Ambassadors, Goldenrod’s volunteers, showed up in full force to run […]

Book Club Choice for March – A Humorous Look at Extinction

In March, Goldenrod Foundation’s Nature, Conservation and Environment Book Club tackles the topic of extinction. We will read Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine (1992) and the following selections from American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau edited by Bill McKibben (2008): The Last Passenger Pigeon from Tales You Won’t Believe by Gene Stratton-Porter (1925), pp. […]

O is for Osprey: A Conservation Success Story

  The third presentation in our winter speaker series, Making Waves in Coastal Conservation, features Dorie Stolley, Goldenrod Foundation’s Program Manager, who will speak about a familiar Plymouth summer resident: the Osprey or fish hawk. Her talk is on February 13 at 2 p.m. at Brewster Chapel, Church Street, Plymouth. Viewing this map of the location is […]

Jan. 30: High School Students and Conservation in Connecticut

The Audubon WildLife Guards: A Coastal Stewardship and Youth Conservation Training Program Join us for the second presentation in our winter speaker series, Making Waves in Coastal Conservation, featuring Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe, Coordinator of the Important Bird Areas Program for Audubon Connecticut (Audubon CT), a state office of the National Audubon Society. Her talk starts at 2 p.m. […]

Speaker Series to Begin on January 16

It’s time again for the annual speaker series: Making Waves in Coastal Conservation. Experts will present innovative ideas, exemplary projects and new technologies involving coastal wildlife, water and habitat conservation. There is no cost, and all are welcome to attend. Talks will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. every other Saturday from January […]

Off to a Good Start with a New Year’s Day Birding Trip

This year’s New Year’s Day birding trip on Plymouth Long Beach didn’t disappoint. The weather was beautiful; in fact, it was a balmy 42 degrees with partial sunshine and a brisk wind. Our group of nine eager birders walked from the Goldenrod field station along the beach and around the northern tip of Long Beach. We […]

Book Club Begins in January

The inaugural meeting of the Nature, Environment and Conservation Book Club will be on Monday, January 11, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Plymouth. Meetings will be held each month on the second Monday at the same time. To sign up for the book club, scroll to the bottom of the page. After signing up, you will […]