The Newsletter from the Eastern CT Conservation District was passed around for Commission
members to review.
1. Team Rubicon Volunteers came and worked all day on April 15, clearing the Burton Yellow
Trail. They cleared 2-3 acres of Burning Bush and Bittersweet. Pictures were posted. Is it
possible that the Chief Petty Officers from the Groton Subbase might return this Fall? If so, the
Commission would ask them to continue the work at the Burton Trail.
2. Chairman Marelli passed around a booklet about the Spicer Ruins on the Clark Farm Property.
He joined Karen Parkinson from the Tri Town Trail, Bruce Garska, Chairman, Agricultural
Commission and Ty Lamb, Vice Chairman, Historical District Commission. They discussed how
they might proceed with Signs and Marking of the site to preserve and protect it.
3. SCRRRA 2023 Hazardous Materials collection will be in Ledyard on November 4, 2023, at
Ledyard High School, 24 Gallup Hill Road.
VII. OLD BUSINESS
Betsy Graham walked the White-Hall property.
Mr. Harwood, Mr. Holdridge, Chairman Marelli and Ms. Graham walked the 39 acres owned by
Pfizer on 154 Stoddard Wharf Road. The understanding is that it's for sale although no price
listing can be found. The land is unbuildable, it contains numerous wetlands as well as a Town
access road to reach an old well. The Commission wondered if Pfizer might consider donating
the land either to Ledyard or Avalonia. There is a flat area there that could possibly be used for a
No change from the April Report.
Pollinator Pathways Project continued.
Ms. Buhle, Ms. Graham and Scott Johnson, Parks and Recreation Director, will meet on May
16th with Jean Pillo, ECCD to finalize plans for Pollinator Gardens and possible Riparian
The following six locations are under consideration:
1. Town Green by the Food Pantry.
2. Highland Lake where runoff from the parking lot caused erosion.
3. Sawmill Park.
4. Blonders Park by Pavillion.