Archive | August 2013

The Grand Finale

Friends for life

Friends for life

This week was our last week of work ūüė¶ However, we still managed to get A LOT done! Here are a few highlights:

  • Planted butterfly bushes around the playground
  • Picked up trash and watered the plants around College Woods
  • Hiked to the Summit with the¬†entire¬†crew
  • Primed and painted the benches along Livingston Street
  • Painted one of the doors to the ranger station
  • Canoed along the Mill River
  • Toured the Trowbridge Environmental Center
  • Created posters and prepared for our End of Summer Celebration
  • Celebrated together with hibachi at Kumo in New Haven!
DIG DIG DIG

DIG DIG DIG

Vivian caring for the plants...keeping them hydrated

Vivian caring for the plants…keeping them hydrated

View of New Haven from the top of East Rock

View of New Haven from the top of East Rock

Enjoying the shade of the Weeping Willow

Enjoying the shade of the Weeping Willow

What a view!

What a view!

 

Prepping the benches

Taylor excited to begin prepping the benches

Prime time

Prime time

Playing with paint

Playing with paint

Painting gone wild

Painting gone wild

Great job fixing up the 4 benches on Livingston Street!

WE LOVE GREEN!

WE LOVE GREEN!

On our last day of work, not only did we prepare for our celebration, but we also got to go CANOEING…

Safety first...

Safety first…

 

Canoeing along the Mill River and passing by so many beautiful lily pads!

Canoeing along the Mill River and passing by so many beautiful lily pads!

I'm sinkinggggg!

“I’m sinkinggggg!” – Marquis

Friends of the Mill River

Friends of the Mill River

Ranger Ray and Rachel the Python

Ranger Ray and Rachel the Python

…and play with snakes

Up close and personal

Up close and personal with Sara!

Hello there...

Hello there…¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†

Foxy Lady

Foxy Lady

…and other critters

Check out our great work!

Check out our great work!

And now, we celebrate all of our accomplishments this summer!

Gary and Marquis showing off their posters

Gary and Marquis proudly showing off their posters

Great job Vivian!

Great job Vivian!

FERP Hugs

What better way to say both congratulations and thank you than with a giant group hug…You guys are the BEST!!!

 

And then, FERP treated us to Kumo Hibachi…What an exciting way to wrap up the summer!!

FIERY ACTION!

FIERY ACTION!

Thanks for a great summer!!

Thanks for a great summer!!

Huge thank yous to Ranger Dan and David Shimchick for their ongoing support this summer!               

Many thanks to Chipotle Mexican Grill for their generous  donation!

Thank you Kadene, Marquis, Gary, Taylor, Vivian and Shainah for interning with FERP this summer! You all ROCK!

Thanks to our supervisor Sara for her dedication and hard work!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who came out on the work nights!

And a special thank you to Susan Holahan for her continued support of East Rock Park over the years.

Thanks for reading and supporting FERP! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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