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Sat 01 Jun
Late Spring Nature Walk
Saturday, June 1, 2024 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
State Park Naturalist MaryLaura Lamont will lead a general cultural and natural history walk looking at a variety of plants, birds, animals and discussing man's long impact on the land. Meet in Upper Parking Lot
Sat 01 Jun
BEACH MONITORING/CLEAN-UP: FOCUS ON SEA TURTLES
Saturday, June 1, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
Join us for a brief presentation on the four species of sea turtles that live in our local waters. We will see how marine debris affects these beautiful reptiles. A walk on the Long Island Sound shoreline will follow during which we will remove marine debris along the way. Meet at Visitor Center.
Sat 08 Jun
Botany Walk
Saturday, June 8, 2024 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
This general plant program by Park Naturalist MaryLaura Lamont will find and identify many kinds of plants from wildflowers to shrubs and trees. We will also look at some plants that grow on the beach as well. Meet at Visitor Center.
Sat 08 Jun
WEEKLY BEACH MONITORING AND CLEAN-UP
Saturday, June 8, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
This weekly walk and discussion with members of the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society and park staff monitors for wildlife along the Park Preserve's mile of pristine Long Island Sound beachfront. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring gloves. Trash pickers and buckets will be provided, to help remove debris. Meet at Visitor Center.
Sat 15 Jun
BEACH MONITORING/CLEAN-UP: FOCUS ON COASTAL BIRDS
Saturday, June 15, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
Join us for a presentation on the coastal birds in our area and how they are affected by marine debris. The presentation will be followed by our weekly walk along the Park Preserve beach. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring gloves to help remove debris. Trash pickers and buckets will be provided. Meet at Visitor Center.
Sat 29 Jun
Beach Walk on Long Island Sound
Saturday, June 29, 2024 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
A walk along the shore of beautiful Long Island Sound with State Park Naturalist MaryLaura Lamont looking at and discussing rocks, sand, cliff formations and seashells. Meet at Visitor Center.
Sat 29 Jun
BEACH MONITORING/CLEAN-UP: FOCUS ON ECOSYSTEMS
Saturday, June 29, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
Join us for a presentation by an Atlantic Marine Conservation Society biologist on Long Island Sound ecosystems, including how marine debris affects the health of the ecosystem. It will be followed by our weekly walk with to monitor for wildlife along the Park Preserve's Long Island Sound beachfront. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring gloves. Trash pickers and buckets will be provided, to help remove debris that can harm sea life. Meet at Visitor Center.