April Meeting of the Friends of Hemlock Gorge


April 9, 2024    
7:15 pm – 9:00 pm


Event Type

Our April meeting will take place next Tuesday evening, April, 2, 2024 at 7:15 p.m. It will be a Zoom only meeting.

Agenda/Discussion Items
  1. Confirm plans for April cleanup. John Mordes will be out of town that day.
    1. The DCR has organized Park Serve Day happening on April 20th.

      “For details and to register, please visit the Park Serve Day page on the DCR website.”
      In the link, please note some events are happening on alternative dates from April 20th.

    2. We are not listed. I have written to the organizer.
  2. DCR plans to host a tour of the Stone Building in May to discuss the planned building improvements, provide the public an opportunity to view the interior, and share some information about the history of the building.
    1. The Friends have been asked to participate
  3. There will be another walking tour of Hemlock Gorge on June 9 from 10 to 12 with Katherine Howard and myself.
    1. Should the Friends invest in a set of “Whispers”, a microphone and set of ear pieces that let a tour guide be heard easily by persons on the tour?
      I think it would be a good use of our funds.
  4. Complaints about graffiti on the building hear the mill dam we brought up last time.
    Any progress?
  5. Update on a Friends of Hemlock Gorge banner
    1. Paul Roberts and Evan are spearheading the design the design and selection of a vendor.
    2. Hope to be a gift from the Scouts.
  6. Update on Ben Kahn’s new and updated FoHG website.
  7. Update on Scouting projects
    1. Echo Platform still needs work on graffiti
    2. Box steps repairs
    3. More benches for visitors
  8. Update on the Quinobequin Trail and Friends of the Quinobequin
  9. New Beaver lodge!
  10. Matters arising