Open Space and Land Acquisition Committee
SOUTHINGTON - The Open Space and Land Acquisition Committee will celebrate Earth Day with a hike and trail cleanup at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Novick’s Orchard on Flanders Road.
The public is encouraged to attend. Those wanting to help with the cleanup must bring loppers and hedge clippers.
Novick’s Orchard is an 80-acre parcel that the town purchased in 2006 as part of its Open Space Program.
The property features a trail system as well as Patton Brook and a former orchard. It offers a diverse habitat and connects to the Griffin open space parcel.
The Open Space Committee is partnering with the Southington Land Trust and Bradley Mountain Farm for this Earth Day activity.
Members of the Southington Land Trust will help clear the trail, as will Rosie the goat from Bradley Mountain Farm.
“Rosie is an awesome eater and she is a great one for brush clearing,” said Anneliese Dadras, owner of Bradley Mountain Farm. “Goats are very helpful to the environment because they leave no harm wherever they go.”
The Bradley Mountain Farm Goat Mobile will be on hand and several goats will accompany hikers along the trail. Parking is available on Flanders Road.