All Things Green

All Things Green powered by the Rockfall Foundation

All Things Green is a resource page for environmental events in our area and the name of our monthly radio show on ICRV – The Stream Feeding the Lower River Valley. The show provides a dialogue for environmental activities in our region, updates and information from grantee organizations, and tips for sustainable living. Co-hosted by Robin Andreoli, executive director, and Tony Marino, associate director, the program airs live the 2nd Thursday of the month at 4 pm. Each show is archived for on-demand listening and is repeated throughout the month.


Saturday, August 12 @ 9 am
Join the Essex Land Trust for a moderate hike on the Turtle Creek Preserve, one of the coolest places to hike during the summer. Meet at Watrous Point Rd., Old Saybrook.

Saturday, August 12 @ 9 am
CT Audubon Society and Friends of Whalebone Cove host a Guided Ecology Paddling Tour of Whalebone Cove in Hadlyme. The tour will be led by Jim Arrigoni, aquatic ecologist at the Estuary Center. Registration is $30.

Sunday, August 13 @ 7 am
Join the Connecticut River Museum for their 1st Annual Paddle Regatta beginning at Eagle Landing State Park and ending at the Museum in Essex. Family events will include stand-up paddle board demos and a fun paddle parade in Essex harbor.

Thursday, August 17 @ 6:00 pm
The Rockfall Foundation hosts its 2nd annual Night at the Ivoryton Playhouse to benefit environmental education and programs. The event includes a pre-show reception and performance of Saturday Night Fever: The Musical

Saturday, August 19 @ 10 am
Bring your canoe/kayak, lunch, and supplies for a day on the water and join the Mattabeseck Audubon Society for a Shore Birds Canoe Trip.

Sunday, August 27 @ 10 am
Explore Gardner Lake in Salem with East Haddam Land Trust’s Sunday Paddle from 10 am – noon.

Wednesday, August 30 @ 6 pm
Middletown Urban Agriculture Project and National Association of Conservation Districts hosts an “Ask the Experts” Gardening Q&A event at the Erin Street Community Garden in Middletown. A panel of experienced local farmers and gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. Contact the CT River Coastal Conservation District for more information at 860-346-3284.

Thursday, September 21 – Meet Your Greens – A Sensory Nature Walk on the New England Trail” with Bibi Calderaro. Join us for this unique opportunity to explore the Highlawn Forest Trail as part of the Artists on the Trail program sponsored by the New England Trail. Gather for a low-impact, 60-minute walk with refreshments immediately following in the CT Forest & Park Association headquarters.

Thursday, September 28An Evening with Henry David Thoreau
Presented by the Mattabeseck Audubon Society and the Rockfall Foundation with the Jonah Center for Earth & Art

Join us in celebration of the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth with a program by Richard Smith, a historian and staff member of the Thoreau Society in Concord, Massachusetts. Through Mr. Smith’s portrayal, Thoreau steps boldly out of the 19th century and into the 21st century! This program offers a “living history” experience with a presentation followed by questions from the audience.

7 pm, FREE, deKoven House Community Center, 27 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457


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Visit the ICRVRadio Archives and select the “All Things Green” program to listen:

July 13 – Guest Luella Landis, vice president of the Mattabeseck Audubon Society talks with us about the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth and our joint presentation of “An Evening with Henry David Thoreau” coming up on September 28, 2017.

June 8 – Guest Alicea Charamut, river steward for our state for the Connecticut River Conservancy talks about the European Water Chestnut and volunteer opportunities to help pull this highly invasive plant.

May 11 – Guest Suzanne Thompson from CT Outdoors and the Save Oswegatchie Hills Coalition discusses the importance of this fragile coastal forest on the Niantic River.

April 13 – Guests are author and member of the Indian Hill Cemetery Association, Sally D’Aquila and Ingrid Eck, Rockfall Foundation volunteer, Wesleyan University student, and facilitator of the Wesleyan Green Fund. This roundtable discussion focuses on how the efforts of one person can have an exponential benefit for the environment.

March 8John Hall, executive director of the Jonah Center for Earth and Art discussing the Complete Streets program in Middletown