On Sunday, June 23rd Greenwich Point was visited by thousands of people interested in history, ecology, environmental stewardship, outdoor sports, and more as the Town of Greenwich Shellfish Commission presented their 13th Annual 'Experience the Sound' event.
The theme of this year's event was “From Streams Through Soil to Sea” -- and emphasized that the local ecology in our own backyard is connected to the Sound, as a way to encourage the public to be good caretakers of the land and the Sound.
This free, and widely attended, event was also an excellent opportunity for the whole family to learn about all the park has to offer.
There were live sea creatures to meet - including horseshoe crabs - PLUS knowledgeable ambassadors on hand to teach the finer points of sea life. Face Painting and portrait drawings were a big draw for the kids. Sam Bridge Nursery and Greenhouse had a fun 'dirt' project for the kids as well.
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At the Old Greenwich Yacht Club, visitors could 'Board a Boat' and experience life on a Shellfish Commission water sampling boat, Greenwich police boat, or a clam and oyster boat.
There was also a free Raw Bar - featuring fresh clams and oysters, courtesy of Atlantic Clam Farms and Stella Mar Oyster Company.
Additionally, the Greenwich Historical Society held a bike tour within the event: History On Wheels. This historical bike ride around Tod’s Point was co-sponsored by the Greenwich Historical Society and Greenwich Point Conservancy. Participants had the opportunity to hear stories, take a closer look at the ruins of Tod’s mansion and see vintage photos. Meet at the first parking lot on the right after entering the park.
Learn more about Experience The Sound: experiencethesound.org
Photos by Pam Grunow.