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Thanks to a grant from the Wallingford Community Women, the Wallingford Public Library, the Wallingford Conservation Commission, the Wallingford Land Trust, Wallingford Recycling Committee, the Southwest Conservation District, the Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society and Wallingford Garden Club were all involved in a year-long effort to get families out exploring Wallingford’s open-space properties and enjoying the wonders of nature. We hope that the connections you have made through the year will continue and grow.
We are grateful to all or our partners and the many people who gave time to our all our hikes and projects throughout this year, sharing their passion for nature with the kids in Wallingford.
We hope you will continue to stop by and visit the Nature Corner in the Children’s Library which features resources to help kids, and adults working with kids, learn more about the world around them. There will be changing exhibits in the corner and we will post nature-related news and opportunities there, as well as on this website.
For more information about the Great Outdoors and Opportunities to Explore, try some of these websites:
Quinnipiac River Watershed Association
Quinnipiac River Watershed Association is the only organization dedicated solely to the restoration and enjoyment of the Quinnipiac River.
Wallingford Land and Trust
The Wallingford Land Trust, Inc. is a non profit organization dedicated to the preservation of natural habitats and areas of scenic beauty in Wallingford, Connecticut. The Land Trust accomplishes this by acquiring properties and maintaining them as open space for passive recreational use by the public. Today, the WLT manages fourteen properties, covering more than 200 acres. Check out this site for maps, trail guides, and other information on Wallingford's open spaces.
Connecticut Audubon Society
The Society’s mission is to conserve Connecticut’s environment through science-based education and advocacy focused on the state’s bird populations and their habitats. Wonderful opportunities to learn about the birds and Connecticut’s environment.
Connecticut Forest & Park Association
The Connecticut Forest & Park Association protects forests, parks, walking trails, and open spaces for future generations by connecting people to the land. Check this site for wonderful opportunities to explore CT with family.
No Child Left Inside
Launched in 2006, No Child Left Inside® is a promise to introduce children to the wonder of nature – for their own health and well-being, for the future of environmental conservation, and for the preservation of the beauty, character and communities of the great State of Connecticut. Check this site out for family friendly outdoor activities going on around the state.
Great Backyard Bird Count
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual 4-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.