Land Trust volunteers clean up 52 miles of roadside trash

More than 125 Granby Land Trust (GLT) volunteers fanned out across Granby over the course of Earth Day Weekend, picking up more than 1.61 tons of roadside trash from 52 miles of road – and several parking lots – as part of the GLT’s Earth Day Roadside Cleanup. That is nearly double the amount of trash collected in last year’s cleanup.

Prepping new seedlings for moving outside

Hello garden friends. The month of May brings longer days and warmer evenings. The sounds of peepers and birds fill our days and nights with song, and many are thinking about planting gardens and moving indoor starter plants outside.

History and arts hike set for Trails Day

The Torrington Trails Network and Torrington Historical Society will conduct a Trails Day Hike from the John Brown Birthplace site on John Brown Road, Torrington on June 1 at 10 a.m.

The Montreal Protocol: A testament to global change

The Montreal Protocol, an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of ozone depleting substances (ODSs), showcases successful international cooperation. As one of the most widely ratified treaties in the United Nations’ history, its success provides hope for responding to other environmental issues.

Many reasons to celebrate May

The beautiful month of May is named after the Roman goddess Maia who oversaw the growth of plants. That seems very appropriate since in the natural world both wild and cultivated flowers are blooming, while birds are singing, swooping and nesting.