Southington’s Crescent Lake Recreation Area Recognized as Connecticut’s First Connecticut Grown Community Forest

Press Release from the Connecticut DEEP Connecticut’s Departments of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Agriculture (DoAg) have designated Southington’s Crescent Lake Recreation Area as the state’s first community forest to receive the Connecticut Grown recognition for sustainable forest management.…

Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants Entire Forest

A little over 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav “Molai” Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India’s Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate…

Hiking The Appalachian Trail: Start of The Great Smokey Mountains, Fontana Dam to Newfound Gap

We've reached the Great Smokey Mountains and made our way on to Newfound Gap (North Carolina / Tennessee Border) but not without challenges that the AT typically presents.