Central CT Loop Trail Public Workshop — Monday, June 10

We urge the public to attend a special workshop on the route study for the Central CT Loop Trail segment from Portland to Cheshire, conducted by engineering firm VHB. The event will be held in the Council Chambers of Middletown’s City Hall on Monday, June 10, 7 – 8:30 p.m., beginning with a formal presentation and followed by questions and comments from the public. Continue reading

Paddle Schedule for 2024

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Our “Paddle With A Purpose” schedule for 2024 has been set.  We need lots of volunteers to remove as many water chestnut plants as possible between June 1 and late July.

Please use the Paddle Registration Form to register for any of the events listed (see below the “continue reading” hyperlink). By registering, you will receive last-minute news on changes of plans due to weather or other factors. Note: The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) has a limited number of loaner kayaks but you need to reserve one at least several days in advance.

CRC also leads similar paddles to remove water chestnut plants in Glastonbury and sometimes other locations. You can view and register for those through the CRC website here.

Jonah Center Paddles in the “Floating Meadows” in Middletown will launch from the boat launch at 181 Johnson Street.  Paddles in Pecausett Pond in Portland launch from Portland Boat Works at 1 Grove Street.

Sat. June 1 @ 9 a.m. — Floating Meadows in Middletown

Mon. June 10 @ 6 p.m. — Floating Meadows or Pecausett Pond in Portland (TBD)

Sat. June 15 @ 9 a.m. — Floating Meadows in Middletown

Tues. June 25 @ 6 p.m. — Floating Meadows or Pecausett Pond in Portland (TBD)

Sat. June 29 @ 9 a.m. — Floating Meadows in Middletown

Sat. July 13 @ 9 a.m. — Mega-pull in Floating Meadows, followed by Pizza Party

Tues. July 23 @ 5 p.m. — Pecausett Pond in Portland

Sat. July 27 @ 9 a.m. — Floating Meadows in Middletown