Ecohistory of Ash Creek Presentation on March 20th

 

ECOHISTORY OF ASH CREEK PRESENTATION ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20th

Fox Street Pedestrian Bridge - February 2013 Update

 

The first meeting of a Stakeholder Information Session on the Ash Creek Pedestrian Bridge Feasibility Study was held on February 5, 2013. The Ash Creek Street pedestrian bridge would be an exciting development as it would create a more direct access to the train station from the southwestern section of Black Rock. The Fairfield Metro train station would be within walking distance for many more Black Rockers as they could cross Ash Creek, ideally at the end of Fox Street, although there are two other options in the study.

St. Mary's Sand Spit Partly in Fairfield

 

DID YOU KNOW THE ST. MARY'S SAND SPIT IS PARTLY IN FAIRFIELD? 

Bridgeport Fairfield Boundary Lines

Ash Creek Master Ecological Plan - Phase I Report

Attached is the the grant-funded study for Phase I of the Ash Creek Ecological Plan.  The plan is designed to generate discussion and does not reflect action plans of the Ash Creek Conservation Association.  We would like to find out what you consider to the be the key priorities.

Ash Creek Master Ecological Plan - Phase I Slides

On December 5, 2012, the consultants who conducted the grant-funded study for Phase I of the Ash Creek Ecological Plan presented the following presentation.  The plan is designed to generate discussion and does not reflect action plans of the Ash Creek Conservation Association.  We would like to find out what you consider to the be the key priorities.  Please send us your thoughts at ashcreekassoc@optonline.net 

 

Ash Creek Ecological Master Plan

Artist Donates Ash Creek Painting

 

Gail Bell, a local landscape painter, is doing a series of paintings on Ash Creek.  She donated half the proceeds from the sale of the painting of Ash Creek shown above at our December 5th event.  We held a Silent Auction for the event.  Congratulations to the winning bidders, Nora Galvin and Joe Hendrick.  The painting sold for $190.

 

More about the artist...

Ash Creek painting by artist Gail Bell

St. Mary's Barrier Spit Before and After Hurricane Sandy

Before and after photos of St. Mary's barrier spit.  The top row of photos shows the barrier spit prior to Hurricane Sandy and the bottom row shows the barrier spit after Hurricane Sandy.  The tide rushed over the entire length of the sand spit tossing the picnic tables and destroying the fence as well as many of the plantings.  Clearly there is a need to replant in the Spring.  The plantings on the barrier spit are being monitored by the DEEP for three years (2011-2014).

St. Mary's Barrier Spit Before and After Hurricane Sandy 2012

Ecological Master Plan Presentation on December 5

 

Our Fall event is free and open to both members and the public. We look forward to seeing you at 6:30 PM at the Fayerweather Yacht Club at 51 Brewster Street on Wednesday, December 5th.

Fall 2012 Clean Up of Ash Creek

Special thanks this year to Aidan O'Brien, who coordinated our Fall Clean Up with other Fairfield Prep students on Saturday, October 6th.  Thanks also to Charlie Carroll at the City of Bridgeport for noon time pick up of the trash and debris from the side of the road.  

Fall Clean Up 2012 of Ash Creek Tidal Estuary

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