Programs and Events
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS – Summer 2017
*Registration helpful but not required!
3 Peaks Challenge Kick-Off Hikes
Date: Sat, June 24
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Your choice (Groups will meet in the parking lots of all three preserves)
Steep Rock Association’s Outreach Committee is excited to announce a new hikers challenge this summer, The 3 Peaks Challenge. To kick things off we are having a guided hike to each peak (choose one) on Saturday June 24th starting at 9:00 am. A great way to start off a fun Saturday that will continue with the Future Now Expo in Town Hall Plaza at 11:00 am.
To find out more about the challenge and to participate please visit here.
Future Now Expo
Date: Sat, June 24
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Town Hall Plaza Washington, CT
Visit our table at this engaging community event coordinated by the Washington Environmental Council. Speak face to face with exhibitors who have demonstrated a commitment to saving our planet. Learn from informative lectures, watch a documentary film, participate in an action-oriented workshop and enjoy live music. This all-day event is free, walk-able and family-friendly. There will be something for everyone! www.futurenowexpo.org
The Buzz of Beekeeping
A Family Weekend Workshop
Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Macricostas Preserve ( 124 Christian Street, New Preston)
Join experienced beekeeper Max Cudney and Steep Rock Association’s (SRA) Program Leader Rory Larson to see what all the buzz is about. The “Buzz of Beekeeping” is an informative afternoon of discussion and observation will cover honeybee ecology and behavior, preferred resources, types of hives, management techniques, equipment, and pest prevention. We will open a hive or two to observe combs as well as the different sexes and castes of bees.
Dubbed a “family weekend workshop”, this program will accommodate children and adults alike. Whether you are full of questions with interest in starting your own colony or if you are seasoned with knowledge and experience, we welcome your participation. Participants should wear boots and long-sleeved clothing. For those who wish to get up close and personal, please bring a veil and gloves.
PROGRAM LEADERS: Max Cudney manages apiaries throughout western CT and eastern NY. He has recently taken over responsibility for Steep Rock Honey colonies located around the town of Washington. Rory Larson serves as Land Steward, Conservation Easement Manager, and Program Leader for Steep Rock Association and keeps a small apiary in Bantam, CT.