Old Lyme - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Friends of Roger Tory Peterson will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. April 2 to discuss management and potential recreational activities at the Old Lyme property that belonged to the late ornithologist, author and artist Roger Tory Peterson.
The 56-acre natural area along Neck Road comprises most of the former Peterson land, and recently was acquired by the federal government to be incorporated into the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.
The meeting will take place at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Road.
During the discussion, staff from the Fish and Wildlife Service and volunteers from the Friends of Roger Tory Peterson will give an overview of national wildlife refuges and describe the potential for this property. Staff will discuss nature trails, a visitor contact station and other ideas that have been proposed.
The public can ask questions, give ideas and raise concerns. At the end of the meeting, the Friends of Roger Tory Peterson steering committee will discuss the formation of a group and conduct a sign-up session.
For information, contact Shaun Roche at (860) 399-2513.