Tag Archives: WesCFPA

Into the Woods of Connecticut: Then & Now

beautiful-forest-harmony-nature-painting-Favim.com-184158Courtesy of Hilary Brumberg ’17:

Join WesCFPA (Connecticut Forest and Park Association) and Outhouse for a panel featuring two Wesleyan professors and the Connecticut State Forester about past, present, and future issues facing CT forests. From conservation philosophy to pest control, our three panelists will educate us about the woodlands that surround us and the challenges they face.

Thai food and homemade desserts will be provided FREE to attendees.

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Helen Poulos
Visiting Scholar Amrys Williams
State Forester Christopher Martin

Date: Monday, March 23
Time: 6-7 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons

Connecticut Forest and Parks Association Interest Meeting


From Hilary Brumberg  ’17:

Do you love hiking, trees, forests, being outdoors, fresh air, children, the color green, friends, or cookies? If so, come to the Wesleyan Connecticut Forest and Parks Association first meeting of the semester! We are excited to get together a crew of people to be certified as trail crew leaders, plan some maintenance trips, and discuss hiking and educational events! If you know you want to help with some or all of these things, have an idea of your own, or have never been a part of WesCFPA, we’d love it if you came by.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, February 11 at 4:30 in the OCS lounge (3rd floor Allbritton). There will be cookies and hot apple cider. If you can’t come to the meeting, but are still interested in being involved in WesCFPA, contact Erin at emcgrath(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or Hilary at hbrumberg(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Facebook Event page here

Date: February 11th, 2015
Time: 4:30PM
Place: Office of Community Service lounge (3rd floor Allbritton)

A Different Kind of Trail Work Party

From Miranda Linsky ’14:

Brought to you by WesCFPA:

In order for our prospective Crew Chiefs to become certified, their last day of training consists of running a full work party.

Come out for a different kind of trail maintenance outing than usual! You might be told to do something wrong and see if our prospective Crew Chiefs can catch it!

Meet at Allbritton at 10:15 AM!

Date: Sunday, October 27th
Time: 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Place: Highlawn Forest (only a 10 minute drive from Wesleyan)

WesCFPA Leaf Raking Party!

Miranda Linsky ’14 invites you to:

Brought to you by WesCFPA (Connecticut Forest & Park Association):

Come out and rake leaves off the trails at the nearby Highlawn Forest
for a couple hours! Sleep in, have brunch, and meet at Allbritton at 2
pm this Saturday!

Facebook event here.

Date: Saturday, October 12
Time: 2-4 PM
Place: Highlawn Forest (only a 10-minute drive from Wesleyan)

WesCFPA Information Session!

From Miranda Linsky ’14:

If you signed up at the Community Engagement Fair or the Student
Activities Fair last week, or you have been stalking updates and
photos from our Facebook page, or you have always wondered what CFPA stands for, please come to our first group meeting of the year!

Once per semester we will bring all our members and participants
together outside of the work we do on the trails (or rather,
inside?). At our first meeting, we will introduce the CFPA and our mission, as well as discuss membership, types of events, etc.

As a thank you in advance to all you wonderful volunteers, enjoy free lunch from Typhoon!

Join WesCFPA on OrgSync!
Like WesCFPA on Facebook!

Date: Thursday, September 26th
Time: Noon – 1:00PM
Place: Office of Community Service, Allbritton 3rd floor
Cost: FREE

WesCFPA Brush & Blaze


From Miranda Linsky ’14:

WesCFPA (Connecticut Forest & Park Association) cordially invites you to the first trail maintenance outing of the semester!

Meet at Allbritton at 10:45 am. We will be back before brunch closes.

Wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on!

Date: Sunday, Sept 22
Time: 11 am- 1 pm
Place: Highlawn Forest (only a 10-minute drive from Wesleyan)

Hike with NEAT Children

Brought to you by WesCFPA (Connecticut Forest & Park Association):

Through our partnership with the North End Action Team, a consistent group of WesCFPA members bonds with children in the community by hiking numerous trails together throughout the state. You are cordially invited to our first hike of the 2013-14 school year!

Meet at ALLBRITTON at 8:50 AM! We should be back before 1 pm.

Hikes #2 and #3 are tentatively set for Sunday, October 6 (Devil’s Hopyard in East Haddam) and Saturday, October 26 (Shenipsit Trail in Portland). If you are interested in committing to an exciting and meaningful relationship with these children, join us this Saturday for
Hike #1!

Email: wescfpa[at]gmail[dot]com

Date: Sept 14
Time: 9AM to 12:30PM
Place: Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, CT

Carbon Nation Screening

Connecticut Forest & Park Association and WesCFPA

present the film

carbon nation


SCREENING:  3:00pm (Doors open 2:15)  DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW



Activist Nick Cooney Speaking Thurs

Nick Cooney is the founder of two non-profits and the author of Change Of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change. His advocacy work has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, the New York Times, National Public Radio, and many other media outlets. He will speak about how to create effective social change on college campuses and in the world, bringing in his extensive survey of scientific research in the fields of psychology, sociology, and communication studies. For anyone who is interested in leadership and activism this is a must see!

Sponsored by: EON, SHOFCO-Wesleyan, and the Wesleyan Connecticut Forests and Parks Association (WesCFPA)

Date: Tomorrow, Apr 21st
Time: 7pm
Place: PAC 001