Brainerd Memorial Library
River Views: An Appreciation of our State’s Namesake Waterway
With the Connecticut River running just outside the library’s property, Brainerd Memorial Library in Haddam is working to educate patrons about the history and importance of the river. Through a 2018 series of lectures and workshops at the library, supported by a grant from the Rockfall Foundation, Brainerd will highlight the variety and diversity of wildlife, ecology and plant life in the Connecticut River watershed and help inspire individuals to advocate for the care of this important region. The workshops include presentations on the history, ecology, and geology of the river, edible plants, nature writing, and birds of prey living in the Connecticut River region. Grant amount: $1,000.