Pequonnock, CT, Park Receives River Bank Buffer

Walking Bridge over Pequonnock River at Old Mine Park (2010), Wikipedia. Old Mine Park [in Trumbull, Connecticut] has become a study in contrasts. On the north side of the Pequonnock River is a scene of how parks were landscaped back in the 1950s, with close-cropped grass extending to the water’s edge.

Now the southern bank is populated with native trees and shrubs, and soon tall grasses will fill in the voids, thanks to efforts by Save the Sound, the town’s Conservation Commission and volunteers.

On a glorious Saturday morning, with dappled sunlight filtered by newly planted birches, the 35 volunteers and an assortment of VIPs pitched in to turn the riverbank by the parking lot into a “streamside buffer.”

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