We met Mary Ellen Sierra and her husband, Dr. Anand Gothale, at a Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust fundraising event last year and were inspired by the fact that they maintain a backyard habitat at their home in Danbury. So we were delighted when Mary Ellen agreed to share their story.
How did you get involved with Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust?
Our street borders the Elstein Preserve which is managed by Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust. We regularly mow the border of the property at the street level and pick up any trash that’s been left there. We try to keep it nice, and in fact, there was a man who for about three years would park his car take his lawn chair out with a little can of ice tea and his book and would just set up and read.[Read more…]